Open main menu

Wiktionary β

Contents

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English gode, from Old English gād (spear), from Proto-Germanic *gaidō (compare Old Norse gedda (pike (fish)), Lombardic gaida (spear)), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰey- (compare Old Irish gath (spear), Sanskrit हिन्वति (hinvati), हिनोति (hinoti, to urge on, throw), हेति (heti, missile, projectile)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

goad (plural goads)

  1. A long, pointed stick used to prod animals.
    • Macaulay
      the daily goad urging him to the daily toil
  2. (figuratively) That which goads or incites; a stimulus.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

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

TranslationsEdit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


ScotsEdit

NounEdit

goad (plural goads)

  1. God