go-ahead

adjective
\ ˈgō-ə-ˌhed How to pronounce go-ahead (audio) \

Definition of go-ahead

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

noun

Definition of go-ahead (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of go-ahead

Adjective

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Go-ahead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go-ahead. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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go-ahead

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of go-ahead

US, sports : allowing a team to take the lead in a game
British : having a lot of energy and desire to try new ideas and methods

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