ahead of
preposition Date: 1613 1. in front or advance of 2. in excess of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ahead of — This prepositional phrase has been in use since the 18c in the physical sense ‘in front of’ and from the following century in the figurative sense ‘better than, superior to (in quality, performance, etc)’. Its meaning in relation to time dates… …   Modern English usage

  • ahead of — ► ahead of 1) before. 2) earlier than planned or expected. Main Entry: ↑ahead …   English terms dictionary

  • ahead of — 1 Blanche went ahead of the others: IN FRONT OF, before. 2 we have a demanding trip ahead of us: IN STORE FOR, waiting for. 3 two months ahead of schedule: IN ADVANCE OF, before, earlier than. 4 in terms of these amenities, Britain is ahead of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ahead of — {prep.} 1. In a position of advantage or power over. * /He studies all the time, because he wants to stay ahead of his classmates./ 2. In front of; before. * /The troop leader walked a few feet ahead of the boys./ 3. Earlier than; previous to,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ahead of — {prep.} 1. In a position of advantage or power over. * /He studies all the time, because he wants to stay ahead of his classmates./ 2. In front of; before. * /The troop leader walked a few feet ahead of the boys./ 3. Earlier than; previous to,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ahead\ of — prep. 1. In a position of advantage or power over. He studies all the time, because he wants to stay ahead of his classmates. 2. In front of; before. The troop leader walked a few feet ahead of the boys. 3. Earlier than; previous to, before.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ahead of — 1) Blanche went ahead of the others Syn: in front of, before 2) we have a demanding trip ahead of us Syn: in store for, waiting for 3) two months ahead of schedule Syn: in advance of, before …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • ahead of — preposition a) In front of. A hill loomed ahead of them. b) In advance of You have a long trip ahead of you …   Wiktionary

  • ahead of — 1》 in front of; before: we have a long drive ahead of us. 2》 in advance of. → ahead …   English new terms dictionary

  • ahead of — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. in advance of, before, above, beyond; see ahead 2 …   English dictionary for students

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