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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ahead \A*head"\, adv. [Pref. a- + head.]
     1. In or to the front; in advance; onward.
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              The island bore but a little ahead of us.
                                                    --Fielding.
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     2. Headlong; without restraint. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.
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     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.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ahead
      adv 1: 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" [syn:
             ahead, in front, before]
      2: 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" [syn: ahead, forward] [ant: back,
         backward]
      3: 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" [syn: ahead,
         onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forrader]
      4: 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" [syn: ahead, in
         advance, beforehand]
      5: to a more advanced or advantageous position; "a young man
         sure to get ahead"; "pushing talented students ahead"
      6: 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"
      7: 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" [syn: ahead, out front, in the lead]
      adj 1: having the leading position or higher score in a contest;
             "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant
             race" [syn: ahead(p), in the lead, leading]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "ahead":
     a cut above, above, ahead of time, alee, along, ante, ascendant,
     before, beforehand, beforetime, betimes, better, capping, chosen,
     distinguished, early, eclipsing, eminent, en route to, exceeding,
     excellent, excelling, finer, first, for, fore, foremost,
     foresightedly, forth, forward, forwards, greater, headmost, higher,
     in advance, in anticipation, in ascendancy, in front,
     in the ascendant, in the forefront, in the foreground,
     in the front, in the lead, major, marked, of choice, on, one up on,
     onward, onwards, outstanding, over, precociously, previous, rare,
     rivaling, super, superior, surpassing, to the fore, to the front,
     topping, transcendent, transcendental, transcending, up ahead,
     upper, winning
  
  

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