Wednesday, November 2, 2011

goad

goad [ gohd ]
 noun, intransitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (intr. v.) to provoke, prod or urge into action
2. (n.) a stimulus or a painful object used to urge
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Shepherds in Scotland use a goad to drive cattle.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Polo gave to the age of exploration that followed the marvels of the East, the strange customs, the fabulous riches, the tribes with gold teeth. It was a Book of Dreams, an incentive, a goad.