verb (used with object), green-lighted or green-lit, green-lighting.
to give permission to proceed; authorize:
The renovation project was green-lighted by the board of directors.
To approve; sanction: Who in the world thought that Levinson’s screenplay should be green-lighted? (1968+)
- Green lung
noun 1. an area of parkland within a town or city, considered in terms of the healthier environment it provides
[green] /grin/ adjective, greener, greenest. 1. of the color of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the spectrum: green leaves. 2. covered with herbage or foliage; verdant: green fields. 3. characterized by the presence of verdure. 4. made of green vegetables, as lettuce, spinach, endive, or chicory: a green salad. 5. not fully developed […]
- Green machine
A computer or peripheral device that has been designed and built to military specifications for field equipment (that is, to withstand mechanical shock, extremes of temperature and humidity, and so forth). Comes from the olive-drab “uniform” paint used for military equipment. [Jargon File]
[green-meyl] /ˈgrinˌmeɪl/ noun, Stock Exchange. 1. the practice of buying a large block of a company’s stock in order to force a rise in stock prices or an offer by the company to repurchase that block of stock at an inflated price to thwart a possible takeover bid. /ˈɡriːnˌmeɪl/ noun 1. (esp in the US) […]