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ahead adj : 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] 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: 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: forward] [ant: back, back]
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: 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: 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: out front, in the lead]

User Contributed Dictionary




  • US: /ʌˈhed/
  • Rhymes: -ɛd


  1. In or to the front; in advance; onward.
    • The island bore but a little ahead of us. --Fielding.

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in or to the front

Extensive Definition

Nero AG is a German software company based in Karlsbad, Germany. The company is best known for its CD and DVD-authoring software package, Nero Burning ROM. In partnership with Ateme corporation, Nero AG develops and markets the Nero Digital suite of MPEG-4 audio & video compression software, and is involved with several other software projects relating to multimedia applications.
The company was founded in 1995 by Richard Lesser and was originally known as Ahead Software AG until January 2005, when it adopted its present name due to the vast popularity of Nero Burning ROM.
Nero AG has several international subsidiaries for different regions:

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