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gestures, plural;
  1. Make a gesture
    • - she gestured meaningfully with the pistol
  2. Express (something) with a gesture or gestures
    • - he gestured his dissent at this
  3. Direct or invite (someone) to move somewhere specified
    • - he gestured her to a chair
  1. A movement of part of the body, esp. a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning
    • - Alex made a gesture of apology
    • - so much is conveyed by gesture
  2. An action performed to convey one's feelings or intentions
    • - Maggie was touched by the kind gesture
  3. An action performed for show in the knowledge that it will have no effect
    • - I hope the amendment will not be just a gesture

  1. gesticulate: show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
  2. motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
  3. the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
  4. something done as an indication of intention; "a political gesture"; "a gesture of defiance"
  5. A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of speech or together and in parallel with spoken words.Kendon, Adam. (2004) Gesture: Visible Action as Utterance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ...
  6. (The Gestures) The Gestures were a teenage American rock group based out of Mankato, Minnesota.
  7. (Gestures) A form of nonverbal communication or body language that produces specific messages and meaning. ...
  8. (Gestures) A technique in the oral presentation of text that involves making actions or movements which reinforce speech. Gestures make a narrative visually appealing to the audience.
  9. (Gestures) Any unaided action that is performed with the intent to communicate.
  10. (Gestures) In my opinion, one of the most annoying things in the World around me.  They’re little mini animations often accompanied by sound (usually some pithy or vulgar saying) that many people seem to be utterly fascinated with, as they seem to play them every split second. ...
  11. (Gestures) One can imagine, in the future, explaining to a robot chef how to make a pastry, or asking directions from a robot police officer. On both of these occasions, making hand gestures would aid the verbal descriptions. ...
  12. (Gestures) body movements or motions, whether large or barely noticeable.
  13. (gestures) the ways in which people use their bodies to communicate with one another (pg.44)
  14. Gestures are hand and head movements, used to signal to someone else, such as a give, reach, wave, point, or head shake. They are nonverbal behaviors used to convey or exchange information or express emotions without the use of words. ...
  15. A specific finger movement for controlling the device. Examples: tapping, dragging, and flicking.
  16. Can include fine and gross body movements (eg. waving, shaking hands, pointing, giving the thumbs up).
  17. The manipulation of the body to serve as a mode of communication. Gesture may be non-linguistic, as in pantomime; paralinguistic, as when it accompanies spoken language; or linguistic, as in signed languages.
  18. A handwritten mark that is recognized as having a special meaning in the Newton system, such as tap, scrub, caret, and so on. Source: NPG
  19. Durer, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rubens, Rembrandt, Ingres, Delacroix, Degas, Cassat, Renoir, Kollowitz, Munch, Blake, Hoksai, Gaicomettie, Alice Neel, William Kentridge, May Stevens, Susan Rothenberg
  20. as applied to the human figure in artworks, their posture or manner of bodily expression; as applied to artistic practices, the sense of an artist’s manner of wielding tools, as in the gesture suggested by a brush or chisel stroke.
  21. A body movement that conveys a message, such as waving to indicate "bye-bye" or turning away to indicate "I don't like this."
  22. A physical movement that can be sensed, and often an action assigned to it. Some common gestures are single finger panning, and two finger zoom/pinching
  23. A distinct musical phrase or event expressing a thought or emotion.
  24. A motion of the body as a means of communication or expression.
  25. Hand or other body movements not connected with body weight support.