green light


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n green light permission to proceed with a project or to take action "the gave the green light for construction to begin"
    • n green light a signal to proceed
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  • Mark Twain
    “Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night.”


Get the green light - If you get the green light to do something, you are given the necessary permission, authorisation.
Green light - If you are given the green light, you are given approval to do something.


In literature:

Returning to the room in which he had slept, he drew back the green silk curtain covering the north light in order to take his bearings.
"The Wild Olive" by Basil King
Instead of the starboard green light, behold!
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
Far below a lagoon caught the late light and spread it in a pattern among hidden green.
"Romance Island" by Zona Gale
Golden lights and crimson are cast over the grey-green world by the fading of innumerable plants.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
Sylvia watched the green light with interest as they passed.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
Moreover the eye is sometimes disturbed by big flashes of red or green light.
"The Photoplay" by Hugo Münsterberg
For hours we walked, the light, pale green of the renewing year about us.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
Telluric acid, Light green.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
The tall hill and the low hill were clothed in deep green, and the waters of the little river that ran between, sparkled in the light.
"The Forest of Swords" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The green and red lights on the starboard and port sides and the white light on the foremast now burned brightly.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton

In poetry:

Meet no one on the empty mountain.
Hear only echoes of men’s voices.
Light falls through the deep wood,
Shines softly on the green moss.
"The Deer Enclosure" by Wang Wei
He hung its starry roof on high--
The broad illimitable sky;
He spread its pavement, green and bright,
And curtain'd it with morning light.
"Dedication Hymn" by Nathaniel Parker Willis
No speck of dust on the new maples,
And colours nowhere are as clean
As is the light-grey of the ploughland
And as the silver-birch's green.
"Ploughing Time" by Boris Pasternak
Outside, the metals on the other track
Like two thin lights were seen;
Ahead the signals, on a ground of black,
Glimmered red, white, and green.
"Bannockburn" by Alexander Anderson
"Red, blue and yellow and light green —
They was reel pretty when all done;
We'd lay trays on the window sill
To watch 'em shining in the sun.
"“Feathers — Flowers”" by Laura Benet
When the bright sunset fills
The silver woods with light, the green slope throws
Its shadows in the hollows of the hills,
And wide the upland glows.
"Earlier Poems : An April Day" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

HHS gives green light to Kansas Medicaid overhaul.
Homeless care project gets green light .
US LNG study gives green light to export rush.
Racers get the green light for opening day.
It's a green light for Ben Roethlisberger.
Germany gives green light to Greek debt deal.
Senate gives green light to Pentagon green energy.
WASHINGTON—The Senate on Wednesday gave the green light to the Pentagon's investment in green energy.
Pot legalization is not a green light to smoke on campus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has given the green light to the Pentagon's investment in green energy.
The Senate on Wednesday gave the green light to the Pentagon's investment in green energy.
Green light for fireworks in rural areas.
Cameron and Hidalgo County leaders have given the green light for fireworks this Fourth of July weekend.
Mayor Bloomberg Calls President Obama's Green-Light Of New NYC Gas Pipeline "A Victory".
Azerbaijan's Socar Gets Green Light for Caspian Gas Pipeline Plan.

In science:

The AppelquistCarrazone decoupling theorem then says that the Greens functions of the full theory can be reproduced up to corrections of order k/M and m/M by a renormalizable field theory involving only the light fields .
On Effective Field Theories at Finite Temperature
The light green vertical signals send the mid-point of the concerned interval to the next generation.
About the domino problem in the hyperbolic plane, a new solution: complement
Cj a normalization constant, Greene et al. obtained the heavy and light hole binding energies as a function of the well width as displayed on fig.
Exciton Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
For instance, let us mention a potential further significant effect due to charm-quark shadowing as computed in in a light-cone Green function formalism.
Perspectives on heavy-quarkonium production at the LHC
The region allowed in new physics models given by ∆Γs = 2|Γ12 | cos φs is also shown (light green band).
Averages of b-hadron and c-hadron Properties at the End of 2007