goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring(noun)
a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
"the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
nudge, poke at, prod(verb)
to push against gently
"She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"
prod, incite, egg on(verb)
urge on; cause to act
"The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"
jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)
poke or thrust abruptly
"he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
A device (often electrical) used to goad livestock into moving.
To poke, to push, to touch.
To encourage, to prompt.
A Protestant, (as termed by Roman Catholics), that is in the context of their religious beliefs, or those who have been born in the Protestant tradition, or sometimes those implied to be Protestant by their political ideology of Irish unionism or Ulster loyalism.
a pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad, an awl, a skewer, etc
a prick or stab which a pointed instrument
a light kind of crossbow; -- in the sense, often spelled prodd
to thrust some pointed instrument into; to prick with something sharp; as, to prod a soldier with a bayonet; to prod oxen; hence, to goad, to incite, to worry; as, to prod a student
Origin: [Cf. Gael. & Ir. brod goad, prickle, sting, and E. brad, also W. procio to poke, thrust.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prod, n. a goad, awl: a prick or punch with a pointed instrument.—v.t. to prick. [Perh. brod.]
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The numerical value of PROD in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of PROD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
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- ermutigen, stoßen, anspornenGerman
- picana, aguijar, garrocha, aguijadaSpanish
- sähköpiiska, piiskaFinnish
- tâter, encourager, pousserFrench
- stobScottish Gaelic
- stimolare, spronare, picca, pungolare, incoraggiareItalian
- 突く, 突き刺すJapanese
- porren, aanmoedigen, duwenDutch
- толкать, тыкать, подгонять, подстрекать, побуждать, колотьRussian
- sticka, fösare, elfösareSwedish
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