having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race"
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 (m
greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"
preceding all others in time; "the premiere showing"
first in rank or degree; "an architect of premier rank"; "the prime minister"
the person who is head of state (in several countries)
the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom
perform a work for the first time
be performed for the first time; "We premiered the opera of the young composer and it was a critical success"