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Definition of 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

It's a rather rude gesture, but at least it's clear what you mean.
Katharine Hepburn

The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.
John Kenneth Galbraith

I wish I were shyly, quietly intriguing, like Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, like someone French and fashionable who knows how to twirl her ladylike locks just so and walk adroitly on kitten heels, who is all gesture and whisper - but I am unfortunately forward and forthright: When I am interested in a man, he absolutely knows it.
Elizabeth Wurtzel

What could be more convincing, moreover, than the gesture of laying one's cards face up on the table?
Jacques Lacan

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
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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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