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"
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"
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"
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"
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 d
indicating the beginning unit in a series
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
an honours degree of the highest class
the first element in a countable series; "the first of the month"
the first or highest in an ordering or series; "He wanted to be the first"
before anything else; "first we must consider the garter snake"
the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
the initial time; "when Felix first saw a garter snake"
prominently forward; "he put his best foot foremost"
ranking above all others; "was first in her class"; "the foremost figure among marine artists"; "the top graduate"