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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