Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Permission to proceed.
  • noun Energetic assertiveness.
  • adjective Characterized by energy and assertiveness.
  • adjective Providing a lead in a contest between competitors.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Energetic; pushing; active; driving. See ahead, 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Approval, agreement, or instruction to begin or proceed.
  • adjective not comparable A score which gives the scoring team or player the lead in the game.
  • adjective comparable Progressive; exerting leadership.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun readiness to embark on bold new ventures
  • noun a signal to proceed

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Carter gave me the go-ahead, and this time I had the support of both Vance and Brzezinski.

    The Good Fight

  • Carter gave me the go-ahead, and this time I had the support of both Vance and Brzezinski.

    The Good Fight

  • Carter gave me the go-ahead, and this time I had the support of both Vance and Brzezinski.

    The Good Fight

  • LA has not had a American football team for 16 years, and with such financial determination, if the stadium is given the go-ahead, it seems almost certain the city will be returning to the NFL in the near future.

    Planet Sport: LeBron James feels the heat after losing NBA Finals

  • Though Brin and Page had yet to give an explicit go-ahead, it was clear that they were quietly rooting the effort on.

    In the Plex

  • Though Brin and Page had yet to give an explicit go-ahead, it was clear that they were quietly rooting the effort on.

    In the Plex

  • LA has not had a American football team for 16 years, and with such financial determination, if the stadium is given the go-ahead, it seems almost certain the city will be returning to the NFL in the near future.

    Planet Sport: LeBron James feels the heat after losing NBA Finals

  • Kristen tried to ride out the wave of negativity by making herself as inconspicuous as possible, but since she had little to do at that time—she was waiting for her record label to give her the go-ahead to start recording—she spent hours playing video games in the living room with Lizzy.

    Times Two

  • Kristen tried to ride out the wave of negativity by making herself as inconspicuous as possible, but since she had little to do at that time—she was waiting for her record label to give her the go-ahead to start recording—she spent hours playing video games in the living room with Lizzy.

    Times Two

  • Although Washington insisted it had warned Saakashvili against aggression, Russians found it hard to believe that Bush had not secretly given the go-ahead.

    The Return

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