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

2. A prick or stab which a pointed instrument. [1913 Webster]

3. A light kind of crossbow; -- in the sense, often spelled prodd. --Fairholt. [1913 Webster]


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  • prod — prod·der; prod·dle; prod·e·li·sion; prod·i·gal·i·ty; prod·i·gal·ize; prod·i·gal·ly; prod·i·gus; prod·i·gy; prod·i·to·ri·ous; prod·ro·ma; prod·ro·mal; prod·ro·mus; prod; prod·i·gal; …   English syllables

  • Prod — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prod — can refer to: *Cattle prod, a device (often electric) used to goad livestock into moving *An offensive term common to Ireland referring to someone of the Protestant faith …   Wikipedia

  • prod# — prod vb 1 *poke, nudge, jog Analogous words: prick, punch, bore (see PERFORATE): goad, spur (see corresponding nouns at MOTIVE): pierce, penetrate (see ENTER) 2 *urge, egg, exhort, goad, spur, prick, sic Analogous words: *incite, instigate:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prod — [v1] poke at crowd, dig, drive, elbow, goose, jab, jog, nudge, press, prick, punch, push, shove; concept 208 prod [v2] urge, incite crowd*, egg on*, excite, exhort, goad, goose*, impel, instigate, jog memory, motivate, move, pique, prick, prompt …   New thesaurus

  • prod — ► VERB (prodded, prodding) 1) poke with a finger or pointed object. 2) stimulate or persuade to do something. ► NOUN 1) a poke. 2) a stimulus or reminder. 3) a pointed implement, typically used as a …   English terms dictionary

  • Prod — /prod/, n. Chiefly Ulster Slang (often disparaging and offensive). a Protestant, esp. an Anglo Irish Protestant. [by shortening; d prob. reflects the voicing or flap characteristic of some Ulster accents] * * * …   Universalium

  • prod — index coax, coerce, constrain (compel), impel, jostle (bump into), press (goad) …   Law dictionary

  • prod — (v.) 1530s, to poke with a stick, possibly a variant of brod, from M.E. brodden to goad, from O.N. broddr shaft, spike (see BRAD (Cf. brad)), or perhaps onomatopoeic. Figurative sense is recorded from 1871. Related: Prodded; prodding. The noun is …   Etymology dictionary

  • Prod — (also Proddie, Proddy) ► NOUN informal, offensive ▪ (especially in Ireland) a Protestant. ORIGIN abbreviation representing a pronunciation …   English terms dictionary

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