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GREEN LIGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does green light mean? 

GREEN LIGHT (noun)
  The noun GREEN LIGHT has 2 senses:

1. a signal to proceed
2. permission to proceed with a project or to take action

  Familiarity information: GREEN LIGHT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GREEN LIGHT (noun)


Sense 1green light [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A signal to proceed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

go-ahead; green light

Hypernyms ("green light" is a kind of...):

stoplight; traffic light; traffic signal (a visual signal to control the flow of traffic at intersections)


Sense 2green light [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Permission to proceed with a project or to take action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the gave the green light for construction to begin

Hypernyms ("green light" is a kind of...):

permission (approval to do something)


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