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EtymologyEdit

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 *ghai- (compare Irish gath 'spear', Sanskrit [Devanagari?], हिनोति (hinvati, hinoti) 'to urge on, throw', हेति (heti) 'missile, projectile').

NounEdit

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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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

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 19:40