(noun, verb)


1. a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion

Similar word(s): prod

Definition categories: man–made, device

2. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

Similar word(s): goading, prod, prodding, spur, spurring, urging

Definition categories: communication, encouragement


1. give heart or courage to

Similar word(s): spur

Definition categories: emotion, encourage

2. urge with or as if with a goad

Definition categories: contact, incite, prod

3. stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

Definition categories: contact, jab, stab

4. annoy or provoke, as by constant criticism

Similar word(s): needle

Definition categories: communication, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke

Sentences with goad as a verb:

- goading a boy to fight