Definitions for: Prod


[n] a pointed instrument used to prod into motion
[n] a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
[v] poke or thrust abruptly; "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"
[v] urge on; cause to act
[v] to push against gently



Webster (1913) Definition: Prod, n. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. brod goad, prickle, sting, and
E. brad, also W. procio to poke, thrust.]
1. A pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a
goad, an awl, a skewer, etc.

2. A prick or stab which a pointed instrument.

3. A light kind of crossbow; -- in the sense, often spelled
prodd. --Fairholt.


Prod, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prodded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Prodding.]
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. --H. Taylor.

Synonyms: dig, egg on, goad, goad, goading, incite, jab, nudge, poke, poke at, prodding, spur, spurring, stab, urging

See Also: device, elbow, encouragement, force, gad, goad, halloo, horn in, intrude into, jog, meddle with, poke into, push, spur, thrust

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