Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Verb: greenlight  ,green'lIt
  1. Give permission or approval for something
    "I will greenlight his educational policies";
    - approve, O.K., okay, sanction, OK, green-light
Noun: green light  green lIt
  1. A signal to proceed
    - go-ahead, thumbs-up [informal]
  2. Permission to proceed with a project or to take action
    "they gave the green light for construction to begin"

Derived forms: green lights, green-lights, green-lighting, green-lighted, greenlights, greenlighting, greenlighted

Type of: authorise [Brit], authorize, clear, pass, permission, robot [S.Africa], stoplight [N. Amer], traffic light, traffic signal

Encyclopedia: Greenlight

Green light