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Webster 1913 Edition


Goad

Goad

,
Noun.
[AS.
gād
; perh. akin to AS.
gār
a dart, and E.
gore
. See
Gore
,
Verb.
T.
]
A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates.
The daily
goad
urging him to the daily toil.
Macaulay.

Goad

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Goaded
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Goading
.]
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


Goad

GOAD

,
Noun.
A pointed instrument used to stimulate a beast to move faster.

GOAD

,
Verb.
T.
To prick; to drive with a goad.
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.

Definition 2021


goad

goad

English

Noun

goad (plural goads)

  1. A long, pointed stick used to prod animals.
    • Macaulay
      The daily goad urging him to the daily toil.

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Verb

goad (third-person singular simple present goads, present participle goading, simple past and past participle goaded)

  1. To prod with a goad.
  2. To encourage or stimulate.
  3. To incite or provoke.
    goading a boy to fight

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