Goad (?), n. [AS. gad; perh. akin to AS. gar a dart, and E. gore. See Gore, v. t.]

A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates.

The daily goad urging him to the daily toil. Macaulay.

 

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Goad, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Goaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Goading.]

To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.

That temptation that doth goad us on. Shak.

Syn. -- To urge; stimulate; excite; arouse; irritate; incite; instigate.

 

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