go-ahead

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n go-ahead readiness to embark on bold new ventures
    • n go-ahead a signal to proceed
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • go-ahead Energetic; pushing; active; driving. See ahead, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Go-ahead dashing, energetic
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Quotations

  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood
    “Go ahead, make my day.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “People can be divided into two classes: those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, why wasn't it done the other way?”
  • Russian Proverb
    Russian Proverb
    “With lies you may go ahead in the world, but you can never go back.”
  • Katharine Hepburn
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    “If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.”
  • Thomas A. Edison
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    “When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.”
  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood
    “I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gán, contr. for gangan, to go; cf. Ger. gehen, Dut. gaan.

Usage

In literature:

If de captain will wait here, Jim will go on ahead, and find out where dey lie.
"A Final Reckoning" by G. A. Henty
Do you think a girl has the right to go ahead and do as she likes, regardless of her family?
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
Two trains swung past us, and to my surprise the conductor then gave the signal to go ahead.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
I go ahead an' fin' the way.
"Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer" by Jessie Graham Flower
So go ahead; but no chopping, mind; break all the small stuff you gather over your knee.
"Afloat" by Alan Douglas
Unless they go ahead and buy things anyway, like the City.
"Christmas" by Zona Gale
I shall go ahead myself, and let him catch me up.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
Go ahead an' pick out a place ter camp.
"Young Wild West at "Forbidden Pass"" by An Old Scout
Cries of "Go ahead" arose from the boys, while the girls tittered at her embarrassment.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
So we let them go ahead, because they might know more than we.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
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In poetry:

Where lies the land to which the ship would go?
Far, far ahead, is all her seamen know.
And where the land she travels from? Away,
Far, far behind, is all that they can say.
"Where Lies The Land To Which The Ship Would Go" by Arthur Hugh Clough
Wire in and go ahead, for I'm Tomahawking Fred;
In a shearing shed, my lads, I cut a shine;
There is Roberts and Jack Gunn, shearing laurels they have won,
But my tally's never under ninety-nine.
"Tomahawking Fred" by Anonymous Oceania
"I'd like to see him in that chariot-rank,
With Traveler pulling at the leader pole.
I don't think when the winged claws come down
They'll get a groan from him. So we go on.
Under the claws. And he goes on ahead."
"Lee" by Stephen Vincent Benet
PAUL. Go right ahead: first take the pathway here,
They left, then right again,
Rise where there's hill, descend where there's a plain,
And going thus, in short,
The port you'll reach when you have reached the port.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
These treasured days will come and go
At swifter pace . . . but this I know . . .
I have no fear . . . I have no dread
Of that marked day that lies ahead.
My flesh will turn to ash and clay
But I'll be here . . . Somehow . . . some way.
"Somehow" by Don Blanding
I long, yet fear to pierce those clouds ahead;--
To solve life's secrets,--learn what means this death.
Are fresh joys waiting for the silent dead?
Or do we perish with am fleeting breath?
If not; then whither will the spirit go?
Did we but know.
"Now And Then" by John Hartley

In news:

In Iraq Iraqi parties agree to go ahead with Shiite federalism bill.
Saudi Arabia: Construction To Go Ahead .
Go ahead, give your fave classic candies a marvelous makeover.
Go ahead, take your time, you tollbooth operator in your Jimmy Buffett Hawaiian-print shirt.
The Public Service Commission is expected to decide during a meeting Thursday whether Northern States Power Company, Dairyland Power Cooperative and WPPI Energy can go ahead with the project.
Cambodia gives go-ahead to construction of dam on tributary of Mekong River.
Go ahead … give us your best shot.
Go ahead – Think of us as a two-wheeled town.
For now, and for the rest of this season, no matter how this all turns out, you can go ahead and call the Colts America's Team.
Go ahead, call it an obsession.
Go ahead and say it Hoo-yah.
WHA intergovernmental agreement gets go-ahead.
Sam Brownback announces federal approval to go ahead with KanCare.
Richard Howell scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 3:06 left, to help No 16 North Carolina State rally past UNC Asheville 82-80 on Friday night.
The Twin Valley School Board approved going ahead with having the Child Guidance Resource Centers of Havertown, Chester County, place staff in the high school for the school year at no cost to the district.
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In science:

As van de Hulst said, he chose to ignore the nucleation problem and just go ahead (where no one had gone before) with the assumption that “something” would provide the seeds for the mantle to grow on.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
The author strongly feels that research on superluminal propagation should go ahead independently irrespective of what it might mean to potential violation of Einstein causality.
On Superluminal Propagation and Information Velocity
Then all diagonal elements are zero except for the element in the next-to-last column which If we go ahead and consider B3 is −1, so that the trace is −1.
Polymatrix and generalized polynacci numbers
To demonstrate our point, let us go ahead and use such an iterative process which provides closer and closer approximants to the solution of the equation f (x) = 0.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
We may go ahead and reduce these systems without much difficulty, given that we have a CPU cluster at our disposal.
Methods for the Reduction of Three-Loop QCD Form Factors
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