• forward; in advance
• if something is ahead, it is in front of you.
• if you are ahead of someone in your work or achievements, you have made more progress than they have.
• if a person or a team is ahead in a competition, they are winning.
• if something happens ahead of another thing, it happens some time before the other thing.
• ahead also means in the future.
• see also go-ahead.
ahead of one's time
• avant garde, very progressive, highly advanced
ahead of schedule
• earlier than planned, earlier than scheduled
ahead of time
• early, prematurely, before the proper time
• succeed, move ahead, advance (especially professionally or financially)
• go on, continue (internet)
• if you give someone the go-ahead, you give them permission to do something.
• a go-ahead person or organization tries hard to succeed, often by using new methods.
• look to the future, look to future events
looked straight ahead
• focused the eyes straight ahead, did not look right or left
• made plans for the future, ready long beforehand
• advance planning, devising ahead of time, advance designing
see rocks ahead
• sense an oncoming crisis
• go forward at full throttle, go forward at full speed