goad vs needle what difference

what is difference between goad and needle

English

Etymology

From Middle English gode, from Old English gād (goad), 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)).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡəʊd/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɡoʊd/
  • Rhymes: -əʊd

Noun

goad (plural goads)

  1. A long, pointed stick used to prod animals.
  2. (figuratively) That which goads or incites; a stimulus.

Translations

Verb

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.

Translations

See also

  • goat

Anagrams

  • Goda, dago, doga

Scots

Etymology

From Old English god, of Germanic origin.

Noun

goad (plural goads)

  1. God


English


Etymology

From Middle English nedle, from Old English nǣdl, from Proto-West Germanic *nāþlu, from Proto-Germanic *nēþlō, from pre-Germanic *neh₁-tleh₂, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)neh₁- (to spin, twist).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈniː.dəl/
  • Rhymes: -iːdəl

Noun

needle (plural needles)

  1. A long, thin, sharp implement usually for piercing as in sewing, embroidery, acupuncture, tattooing, body piercing, medical injections, sutures, etc; or a blunt but otherwise similar implement used for forming loops or knots in crafts such as darning, knitting, tatting, etc.
  2. Any slender, pointed object resembling a needle, such as a pointed crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.
  3. A fine measurement indicator on a dial or graph.
    a compass needle
  4. A sensor for playing phonograph records, a phonograph stylus.
  5. A needle-like leaf found on some conifers.
  6. A strong beam resting on props, used as a temporary support during building repairs.
  7. (informal, usually preceded by the) The death penalty carried out by lethal injection.
  8. (programming) A text string that is searched for within another string. (see: needle in a haystack)
  9. (entomology) Any of various species of damselfly of the genus Synlestes, endemic to Australia.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • acerate
  • acicular
  • eye
  • pin

Verb

needle (third-person singular simple present needles, present participle needling, simple past and past participle needled)

  1. To pierce with a needle, especially for sewing or acupuncture.
    • 1892, H. Lindo Ferguson, “Operation on Microphthamlmic Eyes”, Ophthalmic Review, volume 11, page 48
      [] the eyes were once more beginning to show the old nystagmus; so I decided to needle the cataracts, and on Jan. 31 I needled the right eye.
    • 2000, Felix Mann, Reinventing Acupuncture, page 109
      Possibly the greatest effect is achieved in the hand by needling the thumb, the index finger and the region of the 1st and 2nd metacarpal.
  2. (transitive) To tease in order to provoke; to poke fun at.
    Billy needled his sister incessantly about her pimples.
    • 1984, Leopold Caligor, Philip M. Bromberg, & James D. Meltzer, Clinical Perspectives on the Supervision of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, page 14
      FRED: Well, I teased her to some extent, or I needled her, not teased her. I needled her about—first I said that she didn’t want to work, and then I think that there were a couple of comments.
    • 2015 Carl Gleba, “Megaverse in Flames”, Rifts World Book 35
      To needle Lady Leviathan, Hel has convinced her husband to agree to the heartful offer.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To form, or be formed, in the shape of a needle.
    to needle crystals

Synonyms

  • (to tease): goad, tease

Translations

Anagrams

  • Edelen, ledene, lendee

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