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gesture


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gesture  \Ges"ture\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gestured};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Gesturing}.] 
  To  accompany  or  illustrate  with  gesture  or  action  to 
  gesticulate. 
 
  It  is  not  orderly  read,  nor  gestured  as  beseemeth 
  --Hooker. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gesture  \Ges"ture\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  gestures;  to  gesticulate. 
 
  The  players  .  .  .  gestured  not  undecently  withal. 
  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gesture  \Ges"ture\,  n.  [LL.  gestura  mode  of  action  fr  L. 
  gerere  gestum,  to  bear,  behave,  perform,  act  See  {Gest}  a 
  deed.] 
  1.  Manner  of  carrying  the  body;  position  of  the  body  or 
  limbs;  posture.  [Obs.] 
 
  Accubation,  or  lying  down  at  meals,  was  a  gesture 
  used  by  many  nations.  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  2.  A  motion  of  the  body  or  limbs  expressive  of  sentiment  or 
  passion;  any  action  or  posture  intended  to  express  an  idea 
  or  a  passion,  or  to  enforce  or  emphasize  an  argument, 
  assertion,  or  opinion. 
 
  Humble  and  reverent  gestures.  --Hooker. 
 
  Grace  was  in  all  her  steps,  heaven  in  her  eye,  In 
  every  gesture  dignity  and  love.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gesture 
  n  1:  motion  of  hands  or  body  to  emphasize  or  help  to  express  a 
  thought  or  feeling 
  2:  the  use  of  movements  (especially  of  the  hands)  to 
  communicate  familiar  or  prearranged  signals  [syn:  {motion}, 
  {gesticulation}] 
  3:  something  done  as  an  indication  of  intention;  "a  political 
  gesture"  or  "a  gesture  of  defiance" 
  v  :  show  express  or  direct  through  movement;  "He  gestured  his 
  desire  to  leave"  [syn:  {gesticulate},  {motion}] 




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