Webster 1913 Edition
gād; perh. akin to AS.
gāra dart, and E.
A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates.
goadurging him to the daily toil.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.
Syn. – To urge; stimulate; excite; arouse; irritate; incite; instigate.
Webster 1828 Edition
A pointed instrument used to stimulate a beast to move faster.
1.To incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to urge forward, or to rouse by any thing pungent, severe, irritating or inflaming. He was goaded by sarcastic remarks or by abuse; goaded by desire or other passion.