see also: Goad
Pronunciation Noun

goad (plural goads)

  1. A long, pointed stick used to prod animals.
    • 1881, Thomas Babington Macaulay, “[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica,_Ninth_Edition/Johnson,_Samuel Samuel Johnson]”, in Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition:
  2. (figurative) That which goads or incites; a stimulus.
Translations Verb

goad (goads, present participle goading; 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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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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