goad vs urging what difference

what is difference between goad and urging

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

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɝd͡ʒɪŋ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɜːd͡ʒɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)dʒɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: urging

Verb

urging

  1. present participle of urge

Anagrams

  • gruing

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