Definitions for go-ahead

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. permission or a signal to proceed:

    They got the go-ahead on the building project.

  2. ambition, energy, or initiative; enterprise.

  3. (adj.)signaling to proceed:

    a go-ahead sign.

  4. enterprising:

    a go-ahead farmer.

Origin of go-ahead:

1830–40, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. green light, go-ahead(noun)

    a signal to proceed

  2. enterprise, enterprisingness, initiative, go-ahead(verb)

    readiness to embark on bold new ventures

  3. go ahead, plow ahead(verb)

    proceed (with a plan of action)

    "He went ahead with the project"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. go-ahead(noun)ʊ

    to give/get permission

    We got the go-ahead to use the material.


  1. go-ahead(Noun)

    Approval, agreement, or instruction to begin or proceed.

    You can start as soon as you get the go-ahead from the president.

  2. go-ahead(Adjective)

    A score which gives the scoring team or player the lead in the game.

    The pitcher gave up the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning.

  3. go-ahead(Adjective)

    Progressive; exerting leadership.

Translations for go-ahead

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


successful and progressive

His firm is very go-ahead.

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