verb \ˈpräd\

: to push someone or something with your finger or a pointed object

: to persuade or try to persuade (someone) to do something


Full Definition of PROD

transitive verb
a :  to thrust a pointed instrument into :  prick
b :  to incite to action :  stir
:  to poke or stir as if with a prod
intransitive verb
:  to urge someone on
prod·der noun

Examples of PROD

  1. She prodded him in the ribs to get his attention.
  2. She was prodded into joining the team.

Origin of PROD

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1535

Rhymes with PROD



: the act of pushing someone or something with your finger or a pointed object

: something (such as a long stick) that is used to prod an animal

: something said or done to encourage or remind someone to do something

Full Definition of PROD

:  a pointed instrument used to prod
:  an incitement to act <needed a few prods to remember her lines>

Examples of PROD

  1. She gave him a sharp prod in the back.
  2. He picked up a stick and used it as a prod to get the donkey moving.
  3. He needed a few prods to remember his lines.
  4. She called me and gave me a prod about finishing the report.

First Known Use of PROD

circa 1787



Definition of PROD

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noun \ˈpräd\

Definition of PROD

chiefly Irish often disparaging
:  Protestant 1b

Origin of PROD

by shortening & alteration
First Known Use: 1942


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