Definition of Goad

1. Noun. A pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion.

Exact synonyms: Prod
Specialized synonyms: Ankus, Gad, Spur
Generic synonyms: Device
Derivative terms: Prod, Prod

2. Verb. Give heart or courage to.
Exact synonyms: Spur
Generic synonyms: Encourage
Derivative terms: Spur

3. Noun. A verbalization that encourages you to attempt something. "The ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
Exact synonyms: Goading, Prod, Prodding, Spur, Spurring, Urging
Generic synonyms: Encouragement
Derivative terms: Prod, Prod, Spur, Spur, Urge

4. Verb. Urge with or as if with a goad.
Generic synonyms: Egg On, Incite, Prod
Specialized synonyms: Spur
Derivative terms: Goading

5. Verb. Stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick.
Exact synonyms: Prick
Generic synonyms: Jab, Stab

6. Verb. Goad or provoke,as by constant criticism. "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
Exact synonyms: Needle
Generic synonyms: Beset, Chevvy, Chevy, Chivvy, Chivy, Harass, Harry, Hassle, Molest, Plague, Provoke
Derivative terms: Goading

Definition of Goad

1. n. A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates.

2. v. t. To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.

Definition of Goad

1. Noun. A long, pointed stick used to prod animals. ¹

2. Verb. To prod with a goad. ¹

3. Verb. To encourage or stimulate. ¹

4. Verb. To incite or provoke. ¹

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Definition of Goad

1. to drive animals with a goad (a pointed stick) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Goad

go up in smoke
go upstairs
go west
go with
go with someone
go with the flow
go without
go without saying
go wrong
go yard
goa bean
goa bean vine
goa powder
goad (current term)
goad stick

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