gesture of good will meaning, gesture of good will definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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gesture

  
  ( gestures    plural & 3rd person present)   ( gesturing    present participle)   ( gestured    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A gesture is a movement that you make with a part of your body, especially your hands, to express emotion or information.  
Sarah made a menacing gesture with her fist..., He throws his hands open in a gesture which clearly indicates his relief.     
2       n-count   A gesture is something that you say or do in order to express your attitude or intentions, often something that you know will not have much effect.  
oft N of n  
He questioned the government's commitment to peace and called on it to make a gesture of good will...     
3       verb   If you gesture, you use movements of your hands or head in order to tell someone something or draw their attention to something.  
I gestured towards the boathouse, and he looked inside...      V prep  
He gestures, gesticulates, and moves with the grace of a dancer.      V  
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get, geese, genre, gestalt

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n.
hand gesture of approval
n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
adj.
having good taste
adj.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
informal
exp.
be in a good shape
exp.
he is a very good seller
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
n.
buying or selling of goods tangible or intangible and services commonly on internet actually happen in cyberspace is called ecommerce or cyber commerce
[Tech.]
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
n.
term coined by the James Bond movie, meaning that a great danger will come for Bond to overcome
anyone with a good definition ?
v.
to localize a website is to translate it in the local language of the ones who will read it.
exp.
A set of online digital assets or virtual value that may be left to another person in a will.
[Tech.]
exp.
A set of virtual assets or virtual value in cyberspace that may be left to another in a will.
[Tech.]
exp.
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
n.
SEO solution in such a way that the search engines will crawl your website and ranked it well on the top position. SEO is the process of improving the search and quality of visitors to your website for targeted keywords.
n.
1. the art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized 2.the study of formal speaking in pronunciation, grammar, style, and tone.
n.
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
[Fam.]
n.
economic player that both produces and consumes a good or service
portmanteau word: producer + consumer. Linked to mass costumisation
exp.
expression used to describe something working fine, good or excellent
o.
eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically for good and services via cyber digital device.
[Tech.] eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically via cyber digital device as cell phone
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
n.
legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
[Tech.];[Leg.]
n.
(Latin for "God wills it") was the cry of the people at the declaration of the First Crusade by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095.
The phrase appears variously as Deus vult (Classical Latin), Dieu le veut (French), Deus lo vult or Deus lo volt (catalan), etc.
adv.
in spite of the flaws/minuses/disadvantages; with goods and bads; with minuses and pluses
love / accept smb. flaws and all = love /accept smb. as he/she is, with qualities and flaws.
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"

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