ahead of one's time


ahead of one's time
ahead of one's time
Having ideas, etc too advanced or progressive to be acceptable at the time
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Main Entry:time

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I ahead of one's (or its) time
innovative and radical by the standards of the time; more characteristic of a later age
II
having ideas too enlightened or advanced to be accepted by one's contemporaries

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ahead of one's time — avant garde, very progressive, highly advanced …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ahead of one's/its time — REVOLUTIONARY, avant garde, futuristic, innovatory, innovative, trailblazing, pioneering, ground breaking, advanced. → time …   Useful english dictionary

  • before one's time — Ahead of one s time (see above) • • • Main Entry: ↑time …   Useful english dictionary

  • ahead — (adv.) 1620s, at the head, in front, from a on (see A (Cf. a ) (1)) + HEAD (Cf. head). Originally nautical. To be ahead of (one s) time attested by 1837 …   Etymology dictionary

  • ahead — I [[t]əhe̱d[/t]] ADVERB USES ♦♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, ahead is used in phrasal verbs such as get ahead , go ahead , and press ahead .) 1) ADV: ADV after v, n ADV, ADV with cl Something that is ahead is in front of you. If you look …   English dictionary

  • time — n. & v. n. 1 the indefinite continued progress of existence, events, etc., in past, present, and future regarded as a whole. 2 a the progress of this as affecting persons or things (stood the test of time). b (Time) (in full Father Time) the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • time — /taɪm / (say tuym) noun 1. the system of those relations which any event has to any other as past, present, or future; indefinite continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another. 2. duration regarded as belonging to the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • time — 1. noun 1) what time is it? Syn: hour; dated o clock 2) late at night was the best time to leave Syn: moment, point, point in time, occasion, hour, minute, second, instant, juncture, stage …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • ahead of its time — See ahead of one s time …   Thesaurus of popular words


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