American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
- v. To goad to action; incite.
- n. A pointed object used to prod: a cattle prod.
- n. An incitement; a stimulus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pointed (often blunt-pointed) weapon or instrument, as a goad or an awl.
- n. A long wooden pin used to secure thatch upon a roof. See the quotation.
- n. A crossbow used for throwing balls of metal or stone. Compare stone-bow.
- n. [⟨ prod, v.] A prick or punch with a pointed or somewhat blunt instrument; a poke.
- To prick or punch with a pointed instrument; goad; poke.
- n. A pyramidal or conical point which protrudes from the face of a loam-plate or a core-plate for the purpose of holding or retaining the loam.
- v. To poke, to push, to touch.
- v. To encourage, to prompt.
- n. A device (often electrical) used to goad livestock into moving.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A pointed instrument for pricking or puncturing, as a goad, an awl, a skewer, etc.
- n. A prick or stab which a pointed instrument.
- n. A light kind of crossbow; -- in the sense, often spelled
- v. To thrust some pointed instrument into; to prick with something sharp; ; hence, to goad, to incite, to worry.
- v. urge on; cause to act
- v. to push against gently
- n. a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
- v. poke or thrust abruptly
- n. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
- From Middle English brodden, from Old Norse broddr ("shaft, spike"), from Proto-Germanic *bruzdaz. Cognate with Icelandic broddur, Danish brod. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Hopefully not by me. * hint hint, prod prod* I should probably get around to subbing those in-game movies too.”
“Speaking from experience, there are a lot of distractions at the show and a gentle prod from a collector is a good way to remind me to hold a coin.”
“With AFL/CIO in bed with Oregon Industries, Business Alliance, and Chamber of Commerce you know you have been bent over and the cattle prod is coming.”
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“The mutawwa'in prod shoppers to say their devotions when the shops close for prayer, several times daily.”
“Carlotta was a "prod"; it was only because she came at the end of the alphabet that she was left out, but thanks to Betty's fly-away fashion of running off to speak to some junior ushers, and then calling the Blunderbuss, whose mother wanted to see her a minute, nobody could find out positively who it was that had been "flunked out" of 19 --.”
“Clara Ellis, a rather lugubrious individual, who had been put on the committee because she was a "prod" in "English lit.," and not because she had the least bit of executive ability.”
“Drawn at first by my incredulity that anyone would actually name a product “Nads”, I quickly got sucked in by the fun Australian accents, the video (shown over and over) of a wife waxing her husband’s back hair, and the infectious exuberance of the product demonstrators.”
“John L. Smith said coaches will have to "prod" the team. subscribe to read the rest of this story ...”
“After saying there's only one thing left to change, some minor color change, equally absurd … I think Alan felt like you kind of prod someone long enough and they're going to snap.”
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