Associations to the word «Gesture»


GESTURE, noun. A motion of the limbs or body, especially one made to emphasize speech.
GESTURE, noun. An act or a remark made as a formality or as a sign of attitude.
GESTURE, noun. (obsolete) The manner of carrying the body; position of the body or limbs; posture.
GESTURE, verb. (intransitive) To make a gesture or gestures.
GESTURE, verb. (transitive) To express something by a gesture or gestures.
GESTURE, verb. (transitive) To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action.
GESTURE POLITICS, noun. Action by a politician for motives of publicity or to influence public opinion

Dictionary definition

GESTURE, noun. Motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling.
GESTURE, noun. The use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals.
GESTURE, noun. Something done as an indication of intention; "a political gesture"; "a gesture of defiance".
GESTURE, verb. Show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy