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)
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