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Synonyms for aheadəˈhɛd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ahead(p), in the lead, leading(adverb)

    having the leading position or higher score in a contest

    "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race"

    Antonyms:
    down, back, backward

  2. ahead, in front, before(adverb)

    at or in the front

    "I see the lights of a town ahead"; "the road ahead is foggy"; "staring straight ahead"; "we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front"; "with the cross of Jesus marching on before"

    Synonyms:
    forwards, in front, ahead, in advance, earlier, forrader, beforehand, onwards, onward, in the lead, before, forward, out front

    Antonyms:
    down, backward, back

  3. ahead, forward(adverb)

    toward the future; forward in time

    "I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring"; "I look forward to seeing you"

    Synonyms:
    frontwards, before, forrader, onward, forrad, in the lead, forward, onwards, in advance, forwards, forrard, in front, out front, forth, frontward, fore, ahead, beforehand

    Antonyms:
    down, back, backward

  4. ahead, onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forrader(adverb)

    in a forward direction

    "go ahead"; "the train moved ahead slowly"; "the boat lurched ahead"; "moved onward into the forest"; "they went slowly forward in the mud"

    Synonyms:
    frontwards, before, forrader, onward, forrad, in the lead, forward, onwards, in advance, forwards, forrard, in front, out front, forth, frontward, fore, ahead, beforehand

    Antonyms:
    down, back, backward

  5. ahead, in advance, beforehand(adverb)

    ahead of time; in anticipation

    "when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount"; "We like to plan ahead"; "should have made reservations beforehand"

    Synonyms:
    forwards, in front, ahead, in advance, forrader, beforehand, onwards, onward, in the lead, before, forward, out front

    Antonyms:
    down, back, backward

  6. ahead(adverb)

    to a more advanced or advantageous position

    "a young man sure to get ahead"; "pushing talented students ahead"

    Synonyms:
    forwards, in front, in advance, forrader, beforehand, onwards, onward, in the lead, before, forward, out front

    Antonyms:
    down, backward, back

  7. ahead(adverb)

    to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future)

    "moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday"; "pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday"

    Synonyms:
    forwards, in front, in advance, forrader, beforehand, onwards, onward, in the lead, before, forward, out front

    Antonyms:
    down, backward, back

  8. ahead, out front, in the lead(adverb)

    leading or ahead in a competition

    "the horse was three lengths ahead going into the home stretch"; "ahead by two pawns"; "our candidate is in the lead in the polls"; "way out front in the race"; "the advertising campaign put them out front in sales"

    Synonyms:
    forwards, in front, ahead, in advance, forrader, beforehand, onwards, onward, in the lead, before, forward, out front

    Antonyms:
    down, back, backward

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ahead(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    onward, forward, in advance, in front

  2. ahead(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) in opposition (said of the wind), against us, in our teeth

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

forward, before, forthcoming, future, coming, imam, forwards, prior, next, ago, upcoming, upstream

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. AHEAD

    Synonyms:
    Advances in Home-Based Primary Care for End of Life in Advancing Dementia


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