The definition of a goad is a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end that is used to move animals, or is something that urges someone to do something.(noun)
To goad is defined as to urge someone or an animal to take a specific action by providing an incentive.(verb)
An example of to goad is to herd sheep into a pen.
See goad in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME gode < OE gad, akin to Langobardic gaida, javelin < IE base *ĝhei-, to throw > Sans hinvati, (he) hurls
See goad in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English gode
Origin: , from Old English gād.
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