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go-ahead

adjective \ ˈgō-ə-ˌhed \
1 : marked by energy and enterprise : progressive
  • a vigorous go-ahead company
2 : indicating that one may proceed
  • go-ahead signal
3 : being a score that gives a team the lead in a game
  • drove in the go-ahead run

First Known Use of go-ahead

1829

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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go-ahead

noun
1 a : energy, spirit
b : one possessing go-ahead
2 : a sign, signal, or authority to proceed : green light

First Known Use of go-ahead

1843

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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GO-AHEAD Defined for English Language Learners

go-ahead

  • sports : allowing a team to take the lead in a game

  • : having a lot of energy and desire to try new ideas and methods


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