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.

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

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit