HyperDic: gesture

English > 4 senses of the word gesture:
NOUNactgesturemotion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
communicationgesture, motionthe use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
actgesturesomething done as an indication of intention
VERBcommunicationgesture, gesticulate, motionshow, express or direct through movement
gesture > pronunciation
Soundsjheh'scher
Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
English > gesture: 4 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningmotion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling.
Narrowerjab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrustingA sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
mudraritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancing
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Spanishademán, gesticulación, gesto
Catalangesticulació, gest
Verbsgesticulate, gestureshow, express or direct through movement
English > gesture: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals.
Synonymmotion
NarrowerV signA sign (for victory)
beckA beckoning / beckoning gesture
bow, bowing, obeisancebending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
curtsy, curtseybending the knees
facial expression, facial gestureA gesture executed with the facial muscles
flourishA showy gesture
gesticulationA deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion
high-fiveA gesture of greeting or elation
nodA sign of assent or salutation / salutation or command
previous questionA motion calling for an immediate vote on the main question under discussion by a deliberative assembly
shrugA gesture involving the shoulders
signA gesture that is part of a sign language
sign of the crossA gesture with the right hand moving to form a cross
wave, waving, waftureThe act of signaling by a movement of the hand
Broadervisual communicationcommunication that relies on vision
Spanishademán, gesticulación, gesto, mímica
Catalangesticulació, gest, mímica, posat
Verbsgesticulate, gestureshow, express or direct through movement
English > gesture: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningSomething done as an indication of intention.
Examples
  • "a political gesture"
  • "a gesture of defiance"
Narrowerbeau gesteA gracious (but usually meaningless) gesture
Broaderindication, indicantSomething that serves to indicate or suggest
Spanishademán, gesto, seña
Catalangest
English > gesture: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningshow, express or direct through movement.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s to somebody
Example"He gestured his desire to leave"
Synonymsgesticulate, motion
Entailed bysalute, presentrecognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation
Narrowerapplaud, clap, spat, acclaimclap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
beckon, waveSignal with the hands or nod
bless, signmake the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection
bow, bow downbend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
clap, spatclap one's hands together
cross oneselfmake the sign of the cross
exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forththrust or extend out
nodExpress or signify by nodding
shakeshake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state
shrugRaise one's shoulders to indicate indifference / indifference or resignation
winkSignal by winking
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishgesticular
Catalangesticular
Nounsgesturemotion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
gesturethe use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

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