What does PROD mean?

Definitions for PRODprɒd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word PROD.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. goad, goading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring(noun)

    a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

    "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"

  2. prod, goad(verb)

    a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion

  3. nudge, poke at, prod(verb)

    to push against gently

    "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"

  4. 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"

  5. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)

    poke or thrust abruptly

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"


  1. prod(Noun)

    A device (often electrical) used to goad livestock into moving.

  2. prod(Verb)

    To poke, to push, to touch.

  3. prod(Verb)

    To encourage, to prompt.

  4. Prod(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prod(noun)

    a pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad, an awl, a skewer, etc

  2. Prod(noun)

    a prick or stab which a pointed instrument

  3. Prod(noun)

    a light kind of crossbow; -- in the sense, often spelled prodd

  4. Prod(verb)

    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

  5. Origin: [Cf. Gael. & Ir. brod goad, prickle, sting, and E. brad, also W. procio to poke, thrust.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prod

    prod, n. a goad, awl: a prick or punch with a pointed instrument.—v.t. to prick. [Perh. brod.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PROD in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PROD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Winston Churchill:

    I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.

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Translations for PROD

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • pungoLatin
  • porren, aanmoedigen, duwenDutch
  • szturchaćPolish
  • толкать, тыкать, подгонять, подстрекать, побуждать, колотьRussian
  • sticka, fösare, elfösareSwedish

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