a green-colored traffic light used to signal drivers, pedestrians, etc., that they may proceed.
authorization; approval; permission: The railroad has been given the green light on the proposed fare increase.
Other definitions for green-light (2 of 2)
to give permission to proceed; authorize: The renovation project was green-lighted by the board of directors.
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How to use green light in a sentence
Initial studies also got the green light to begin mapping the seafloor, investigating drilling needs, and looking into the project’s impact on wildlife.Artificial Island in the North Sea Will Harvest Wind Energy at a Huge Scale | Jason Dorrier | February 7, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Specifically, when participants’ recovery scores reached 67 percent and above, they got the green light to take on the day’s scheduled workouts.
While it could give the project the green light, it also could rule against building it.D.C. warns a maglev stop at Mount Vernon Square would bring disruption | Luz Lazo | January 25, 2021 | Washington Post
In November, Eat Just, the maker of Just Egg, became the first firm anywhere to receive regulatory approval for selling cultivated meat, after being given the green light in Singapore for its lab-grown chicken.How China Could Change the World by Taking Meat Off the Menu | Charlie Campbell/Shanghai | January 22, 2021 | Time
We asked to interview them for this series and eagerly await a green light from Fox News.
Everyone has a green light, and our goal every game is to get 100 points.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own | Robert Silverman | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
NBC stumbled onto a monster of a television show when it gave the green light to Friends in 1994.
In addition to the green light for the rape, the village council also ordered the woman to marry one of her attackers.
No one—not the United States and definitely not the United Nations—is going to give Israel that kind of open-ended green light.
By allowing the Alessandra Bernarolis to stay married, it essentially has given the green light to civil unions.Italian Transgender Ruling Gives Green Light to Civil Unions | Barbie Latza Nadeau | June 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A mile and more away, in a great shaft of green light from which all other craft kept clear, a tremendous shape was dropping.Astounding Stories, May, 1931 | Various
"No al fresco dining tonight," said John, as the darkening sky was veined by a sudden spray of blue-green light.The Medici Boots | Pearl Norton Swet
"The Bassetts' dock is the green light; the red, white, and blue is Mrs. Owen's," explained the captain.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
She would doubtless see more of her now: the green light and the red, white and blue were very close together.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
For there, high up, was the green light of a distant rocket.Boy Scouts in the Philippines | G. Harvey Ralphson
British Dictionary definitions for green light
a signal to go, esp a green traffic light
permission to proceed with a project
to permit (a project, etc) to proceed
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