goad vs prod what difference

what is difference between goad and prod

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 1

From Middle English brodden, from Old Norse broddr (shaft, spike), from Proto-Germanic *bruzdaz. Cognate with Icelandic broddur, Danish brod.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹɒd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɹɑd/
  • Rhymes: -ɒd

Verb

prod (third-person singular simple present prods, present participle prodding, simple past and past participle prodded)

  1. (transitive) To poke, to push, to touch.
  2. (transitive, informal) To encourage, to prompt.
  3. (transitive) To prick with a goad.
Translations

Noun

prod (plural prods)

  1. A device (now often electrical) used to goad livestock into moving.
  2. A prick or stab with such a pointed instrument.
  3. A poke.
    “It’s your turn,” she reminded me, giving me a prod on the shoulder.
  4. A light kind of crossbow; a prodd.
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Derived terms
  • cattle prod
Translations
Further reading
  • Cattle prod on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

Shortened from production.

Noun

prod (countable and uncountable, plural prods)

  1. (programming, slang, uncountable) Short for production (the live environment).
    We’ve hit ten million users in prod today.
  2. (demoscene, slang, countable) A production; a created work.
    Check our BBS for the latest prods.

Anagrams

  • dorp, drop

Old French

Noun

prod m (nominative singular proz)

  1. (early Old French) Alternative form of pro

Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *prǭdъ.

Noun

prọ̑d m inan

  1. pebbles (small stones rounded by the action of water)

Further reading

  • prod”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

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