- advancing; not pausing
- enterprising; pushing
- Sports that is a score that puts a team into the lead in a game: to score the go-ahead run
- Permission to proceed: waiting for the go-ahead from the control tower.
- Energetic assertiveness.
- Characterized by energy and assertiveness: a go-ahead marketing strategy.
- Providing a lead in a contest between competitors: scored the go-ahead goal to break the tie.
(comparative more go-ahead, superlative most go-ahead)