1. [ adverb ] leading or ahead in a competition
Synonyms: out_front ahead

"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"

2. [ adjective ] having the leading position or higher score in a contest
Synonyms: leading ahead

"he is ahead by a pawn" "the leading team in the pennant race"

Related terms: up
Similar spelling:   in_the_least