go-ahead

1 of 2

adjective

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

go-ahead

2 of 2

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of go-ahead was in 1829

Dictionary Entries Near go-ahead

Cite this Entry

“Go-ahead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go-ahead. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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