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Definitions of gesture

  1. show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. something done as an indication of intention; "a political gesture"; "a gesture of defiance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Manner of carrying the body; position of the body or limbs; posture. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A motion of the body or limbs expressive of sentiment or passion; any action or posture intended to express an idea or a passion, or to enforce or emphasize an argument, assertion, or opinion. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action; to gesticulate. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To make gestures; to gesticulate. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Movement of a part of the body for the purpose of communication. Medical Dictionary DB
  10. A movement of the face, body, or limbs, to express an idea, emotion, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A bearing, position, or movement of the body: an action expressive of sentiment or passion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Action; motion of the body or limbs. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. An expressive motion, as of the hand in speaking. See illus. on next page. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Action or attitude of the body, expressive of sentiment or passion; movement of the body or limbs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To accompany with gesture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To gesticulate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Motions of the body or limbs used to express forcibly ideas or passions, or to enforce an argument or opinion; any significant motion of the body or limbs. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. jes't[=u]r, n. a posture, or movement of the body: an action expressive of sentiment or passion: (Shak.) behaviour.--adj. GES'TURAL. [Low L. gestura--L. gestus, from L. ger[)e]re, to carry.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Significant movement of limb or body; use of such movements as expression o f feeling or rhetorical device; (vb) =GESTICULATE. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. n. [Latin] A motion of the body or limbs expressive of sentiment or passion;—carriage; graceful movement of the body. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. Action or posture expressive of sentiment; movement of the body. Complete Dictionary

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