1 a pointed instrument used to prod into motion [syn: prod]
2 a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves" [syn: goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring]
1 give heart or courage to [syn: spur]
2 urge with or as if with a goad
3 prod or urge as if with a log stick [syn: prick]
4 goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks" [syn: needle]
- Rhymes: -əʊd
- A long, pointed stick used to prod animals.
- For Hindu religious associations of elephant goads, see
- For similar devices, and electrical devices, used to urge cattle to move, see Cattle prod.
Goad for elephants: the ankusAn ankus or ankusha is a hooked goad for controlling an elephant. See ankus for more information.
Goading (Noun)Prodding or urging, as if with a long pointed stick, is a verbalization that encourages to attempt a move. From Middle English gode, or from Old English gd.
goad in Bulgarian: остен
goad in Polish: Oścień
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