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Gesture

Gesture

WordNet



noun


(1)   Motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
(2)   Something done as an indication of intention
"A political gesture"
"A gesture of defiance"
(3)   The use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

verb


(4)   Show, express or direct through movement
"He gestured his desire to leave"
Wiktonary



Etymology


From < , pp. .

Noun



  1. A motion of the limbs or body, especially one made to emphasize speech.
    The middle finger gesture is really a nonverbal swear.
    This Web browser can be controlled with mouse gestures.
  2. An act or a remark made as a formality or as a sign of attitude.
    We took flowers as a gesture of sympathy.

Verb



  1. To make a gesture or gestures.
    My dad said to never gesture with my hands when I talk.
  2. To express something by a gesture or gestures.
    Never gesture at someone with a middle finger.