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Definition of Gesture

Gesture

  1. Manner of carrying the body; position of the body or limbs; posture.
  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.
  3. To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action; to gesticulate.
  4. To make gestures; to gesticulate.

Gesture Quotations

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Henri Matisse

Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.
Virginia Satir

The first several years of my life were used to upload incredible amounts of fear, and I just became afraid of everything. I was afraid of my parents, afraid of my classmates, afraid of the streets of Washington, D.C. I would flinch at every gesture.
Henry Rollins

The only reason I wanted 'Making Toast' as the title is that it is a simple gesture of moving on. Every morning there's the bread and you make the toast and you start the day.
Roger Rosenblatt

The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice. The bank must declare: here your money is secure and well looked after by honest people.
Adolf Loos
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Gesture Translations

gesture in Dutch is gebaren, gesticuleren
gesture in Finnish is ele
gesture in French is geste
gesture in Hungarian is gesztus
gesture in Italian is gesto
gesture in Norwegian is gestikulere, gestus
gesture in Portuguese is gesto
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