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Meaning of GESTURE

Pronunciation:  'jeschur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
  2. [n]  something done as an indication of intention; "a political gesture"; "a gesture of defiance"
  3. [n]  the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
  4. [v]  show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"

GESTURE is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: gesticulate, motion, motion
 See Also: acclaim, applaud, beau geste, beck, beckon, bless, bow, bow, bow down, bowing, clap, communicate, cross oneself, extend, facial expression, facial gesture, flourish, gesticulation, high-five, hold out, indicant, indication, intercommunicate, jab, jabbing, motility, motion, move, movement, mudra, nod, nod, obeisance, poke, poking, previous question, put out, shake, shrug, shrug, sign, sign, sign of the cross, spat, stretch forth, stretch out, thrust, thrusting, V sign, visual communication, wafture, wave, wave, waving, wink



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ges"ture\, n. [LL. gestura mode of action, fr. L.
    gerere, gestum, to bear, behave, perform, act. See {Gest} a
    1. Manner of carrying the body; position of the body or
       limbs; posture. [Obs.]
             Accubation, or lying down at meals, was a gesture
             used by many nations.                 --Sir T.
    2. 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.
             Humble and reverent gestures.         --Hooker.
             Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, In
             every gesture dignity and love.       --Milton.
  2. \Ges"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gestured}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Gesturing}.]
    To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action; to
          It is not orderly read, nor gestured as beseemeth.
  3. \Ges"ture\, v. i.
    To make gestures; to gesticulate.
          The players . . . gestured not undecently withal.
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