Definition of “ahead” - Learner’s Dictionary

ahead

adjective, adverb us uk /əˈhed/
Extra Examples
It's straight ahead.He walked on ahead.The road ahead looks very busy.You run ahead and tell them what we're doing.She spurted ahead in the final lap.
IN FRONT

B1 in front:

The road ahead is very busy.
Rick walked ahead of us.
FUTURE

B1 in the future:

She has a difficult time ahead of her.
MORE POINTS

B2 having more points than someone else in a competition:

Barcelona was ahead after ten minutes.
MORE PROGRESS

making more progress than someone or something else:

Sue is ahead of everyone else in French.
go ahead informal

B2 used to allow someone to do something:

"Can I use your phone?" "Sure, go ahead."
ahead of time/schedule

(Definition of “ahead” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)