What does the word goad mean?

Usage examples for goad

  1. What she actually does is to goad her lover into a frenzy by her singular conduct and then come to her senses when it is too late. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  2. The oxen, great slow- moving, majestic creatures, were already harnessed to the heavy chariot, while their driver, a tall, sturdy peasant lad, standing in front of them leaning upon his goad, had unconsciously assumed an attitude so graceful that he closely resembled the sculptured figures in ancient Greek bas- reliefs. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  3. Of course they would not reveal to me the author of those kind inquiries about myself, which perhaps had cost the firm a very valuable life, the life of Mr. Goad himself. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore