Synonyms of ahead in English:

ahead


See definition of ahead

adverb

1‘he peered ahead, but could see nothing’

SYNONYMS

forward, forwards, towards the front, frontwards

onwards, on, forth

ANTONYMS

behind

2‘he had ridden on ahead’

SYNONYMS

in front, at the head, in the lead, at the fore, to the fore, in the vanguard, in the van, in advance, at the head of the queue

ANTONYMS

behind, at the back

3‘she was preparing herself mentally for what lay ahead’

SYNONYMS

in the future, in time, in time to come, in the fullness of time, at a later date, after this, henceforth, subsequently, later on, in due course, next, from now on, from this day on, from this time on, from this day forth, from this day forward

ANTONYMS

in the past

4‘a poll showed them ahead by six points’

SYNONYMS

leading, winning, in the lead, in front, out in front, to the fore, first, coming first

informal up front

ANTONYMS

losing


Phrases

    ahead of

      1‘she stood back to allow Blanche to go ahead of her’

      SYNONYMS

      in front of, before

      ANTONYMS

      behind

      2‘we have a demanding trip ahead of us’

      SYNONYMS

      in store for, waiting for, in wait for

      3‘the motorway was finished two months ahead of schedule’

      SYNONYMS

      in advance of, before, earlier than, prior to, previous to

      ANTONYMS

      behind

      4‘in terms of these amenities, Britain was ahead of other European countries’

      SYNONYMS

      more advanced than, further on than, superior to, outdistancing, outstripping, surpassing, exceeding, better than, prevailing over

      ANTONYMS

      behind, inferior to