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Meaning of PROD

Pronunciation:  prâd

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

PROD is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Prod\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prodded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.