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gesture

 
Noun gesture has 3 senses
  1. gesture - motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
    --1 is a kind of
    motion, movement, move, motility
    --1 has particulars:
     jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting; mudra
    Derived forms: verb gesture1, verb gesticulate1
  2. gesture, motion - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    --2 is a kind of visual communication
    --2 has particulars:
     sign; gesticulation; beck; facial expression, facial gesture; flourish; high-five; previous question; shrug; wave, waving, wafture; V sign; nod; bow, bowing, obeisance; sign of the cross
    Derived forms: verb gesture1, verb gesticulate1
  3. gesture - something done as an indication of intention; "a political gesture"; "a gesture of defiance"
    --3 is a kind of
    indication, indicant
    --3 has particulars: beau geste
Verb gesture has 1 sense
  1. gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
    --1 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
    Derived forms: noun gesture2, noun gesture1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s to somebody
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