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1    a motion of the hands, head, or body to emphasize an idea or emotion, esp. while speaking  
2    something said or done as a formality or as an indication of intention  
a political gesture     
3    Obsolete   the manner in which a person bears himself; posture  
4    to express by or make gestures; gesticulate  
     (C15: from Medieval Latin gestura bearing, from Latin gestus, past participle of gerere to bear)  
  gestural      adj  
  gesturer      n  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
hand gesture of approval
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.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
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