Ahead A*head", adv. [Pref. a- + head.] 1. In or to the front; in advance; onward. [1913 Webster]

The island bore but a little ahead of us. --Fielding. [1913 Webster]

2. Headlong; without restraint. [Obs.] --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

{To go ahead}. (a) To go in advance. (b) To go on onward. (c) To push on in an enterprise. [Colloq]

{To get ahead of}. (a) To get in advance of. (b) To surpass; to get the better of. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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