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goad

 (gōd)
n.
1. A long stick with a pointed end used for prodding animals.
2. An agent or means of prodding or urging; a stimulus.
tr.v. goad·ed, goad·ing, goads
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.

[Middle English gode, from Old English gād.]

goad

(ɡəʊd)
n
1. a sharp pointed stick for urging on cattle, etc
2. anything that acts as a spur or incitement
vb
(tr) to drive with or as if with a goad; spur; incite
[Old English gād, of Germanic origin, related to Old English gār, Old Norse geirr spear]
ˈgoadˌlike adj

goad

(goʊd)

n.
1. a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end, for driving cattle, oxen, etc.; prod.
2. anything that pricks, wounds, or urges on like such a stick; stimulus.
v.t.
3. to prick or drive with, or as if with, a goad; prod; incite.
[before 900; Middle English gode, Old English gād; compare Langobardic gaida spearhead]
goad′like`, adj.

goad


Past participle: goaded
Gerund: goading

Imperative
goad
goad
Present
I goad
you goad
he/she/it goads
we goad
you goad
they goad
Preterite
I goaded
you goaded
he/she/it goaded
we goaded
you goaded
they goaded
Present Continuous
I am goading
you are goading
he/she/it is goading
we are goading
you are goading
they are goading
Present Perfect
I have goaded
you have goaded
he/she/it has goaded
we have goaded
you have goaded
they have goaded
Past Continuous
I was goading
you were goading
he/she/it was goading
we were goading
you were goading
they were goading
Past Perfect
I had goaded
you had goaded
he/she/it had goaded
we had goaded
you had goaded
they had goaded
Future
I will goad
you will goad
he/she/it will goad
we will goad
you will goad
they will goad
Future Perfect
I will have goaded
you will have goaded
he/she/it will have goaded
we will have goaded
you will have goaded
they will have goaded
Future Continuous
I will be goading
you will be goading
he/she/it will be goading
we will be goading
you will be goading
they will be goading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been goading
you have been goading
he/she/it has been goading
we have been goading
you have been goading
they have been goading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been goading
you will have been goading
he/she/it will have been goading
we will have been goading
you will have been goading
they will have been goading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been goading
you had been goading
he/she/it had been goading
we had been goading
you had been goading
they had been goading
Conditional
I would goad
you would goad
he/she/it would goad
we would goad
you would goad
they would goad
Past Conditional
I would have goaded
you would have goaded
he/she/it would have goaded
we would have goaded
you would have goaded
they would have goaded

Goad

A light wooden pole used to prod working oxen to keep them moving.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goad - a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motiongoad - a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
ankus - an elephant goad with a sharp spike and a hook
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
gad, spur - a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward; "cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"
2.goad - a verbalization that encourages you to attempt somethinggoad - a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
encouragement - the expression of approval and support
Verb1.goad - give heart or courage to
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
2.goad - urge with or as if with a goad
egg on, prod, incite - urge on; cause to act; "The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"
spur - goad with spurs; "the rider spurred his horse"
3.goad - stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick
stab, jab - stab or pierce; "he jabbed the piece of meat with his pocket knife"
4.goad - goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

goad

verb
1. provoke, drive, annoy, sting, irritate, lash, harass, hassle (informal), nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), be on your back (slang) Charles was forever trying to goad her into losing her temper.
2. urge, drive, prompt, spur, stimulate, provoke, arouse, propel, prod, prick, incite, instigate, egg on, exhort, impel He goaded me into taking direct action.
noun
1. incentive, urge, spur, motivation, pressure, stimulus, stimulation, impetus, incitement His distrust only acted as a goad to me to prove him wrong.

goad

noun
Something that incites especially a violent response:
verb
Translations
مِنْخَس، مِهْمازيَحُثُّ، يَسْتَحِثُّ
bodecdohnat k
ophidsepigkæp
tutkain
felbiztatösztöke
broddstafurhvetja; knÿja
badiklis
gana nūjaizaicinātmudinātnūjarīkste
bodec

goad

[gəʊd]
A. VT
1. (lit) → aguijonear, picar
2. (fig) → incitar, provocar; (= anger) → irritar; (= taunt) → provocar con insultos
to goad sb into furyprovocar a algn poniéndole furioso
to goad sb into doing sth/to do sthincitar a algn a hacer algo
B. N
1. (Agr) → aguijón m, puya f
2. (fig) → estímulo m
goad on VT + ADVpinchar, provocar
to goad sb on to doing sthprovocar a algn para que haga algo

goad

[ˈgəʊd] vtaiguillonner
to goad sb into doing sth → harceler qn jusqu'à ce qu'il fasse qchgo-ahead [ˈgəʊəhɛd]
adj [person] → dynamique, entreprenant(e)
n (= permission) → feu m vert
to give sb/sth the go-ahead → donner le feu vert à qn/qch
to give sb the go-ahead for sth → donner le feu vert à qn pour qch
to be given the go-ahead to do sth → avoir le feu vert pour faire qch

goad

n (= stick)Stachelstock m; (fig: = spur) → Ansporn m; (= taunt)aufstachelnde Bemerkung
vt (= taunt)aufreizen; to goad somebody into somethingjdn zu etw anstacheln or treiben

goad

[gəʊd] vt to goad sb into doing sth (fig) → pungolare qn perché faccia qc
to goad sb on (fig) → spronare qn, incitare qn

goad

(gəud) verb
to urge or force (a person etc) to do something by annoying (him etc). I was goaded into being rude to him.
noun
a sharp-pointed stick used for driving cattle etc.
References in classic literature ?
If we are the greatest nation the sun ever shone upon, it would seem to be mainly because we have been able to goad our wage-earners to this pitch of frenzy; though there are a few other things that are great among us including our drink-bill, which is a billion and a quarter of dollars a year, and doubling itself every decade.
He made up his mind that it would be good entertainment to look in on Wilson that night and watch him worry over his barren law case and goad him with an exasperating word or two of sympathy and commiseration now and then.
The world is mad nowadays, and is galloping to the deuce as fast as greed can goad it.
He was ten years old, the eldest son of Big Toomai, and, according to custom, he would take his father's place on Kala Nag's neck when he grew up, and would handle the heavy iron ankus, the elephant goad, that had been worn smooth by his father, and his grandfather, and his great-grandfather.
Sick of her importunities, these words will goad me to fury.
The latter two or three times attempted to ask where they were taking him to and what they wanted, but the instant he began to open his lips they threatened to close them with the points of their lances; and Sancho fared the same way, for the moment he seemed about to speak one of those on foot punched him with a goad, and Dapple likewise, as if he too wanted to talk.
Then with men, the more intelligent they become, the more intelligently they will see after their own welfare, and the less they will need the goad to keep them out of danger.
Tell her to bid the matrons gather at the temple of Minerva in the acropolis; let her then take her key and open the doors of the sacred building; there, upon the knees of Minerva, let her lay the largest, fairest robe she has in her house--the one she sets most store by; let her, moreover, promise to sacrifice twelve yearling heifers that have never yet felt the goad, in the temple of the goddess, if she will take pity on the town, with the wives and little ones of the Trojans, and keep the son of Tydeus from falling on the goodly city of Ilius; for he fights with fury and fills men's souls with panic.
You come in with the settlers, with an ox- goad in your hand, and I come in with moccasins on my feet, and with a good rifle on my shoulders, so long back as afore the old war.
Deesa handed Chihun the heavy ankus -the iron elephant goad.
Was it because when he had died, she still had had Martin, demanding, vital, to goad her on and give the semblance of a point to her life, and now she was left alone, adrift?
There was a muleteer to every donkey and a dozen volunteers beside, and they banged the donkeys with their goad sticks, and pricked them with their spikes, and shouted something that sounded like "Sekki- yah