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AHEAD, adverb Ahed', [a and head, or at head.]

1. Further forward than another thing; in front; originally a sea term, denoting further forward than another ship, or on the point to which the stem is directed, in opposition to astern.

2. Onward; forward; towards the point before the stem or head; as, move ahead

3. Headlong; without restraint; precipitantly; as children suffered to run ahead [Not used.]