gesture meaning

  • A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication or non-vocal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of, or in conjunction with, speech.
  • Gesture processing takes place in areas of the brain such as Broca's and Wernicke's areas, which are used by speech and sign language.

    Definition of gesture in English Dictionary

  • NounPLgesturesSUF-ure
    1. A motion of the limbs or body, especially one made to emphasize speech.
      1. The middle-finger gesture is really a nonverbal swear.
      2. This Web browser can be controlled with mouse gestures.
    2. An act or a remark made as a formality or as a sign of attitude.
      1. We took flowers as a gesture of sympathy.
    3. OBS The manner of carrying the body; position of the body or limbs; posture.
    4. VerbSGgesturesPRgesturingPT, PPgestured
      1. VI To make a gesture or gestures.
        1. My dad said to never gesture with my hands when I talk.
        2. Never gesture at someone with a middle finger.
      2. VT To express something by a gesture or gestures.
        1. He gestured his disgust.
      3. VT To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • In a vacant gesture the foreman began making rounds during breakfast, glad-handing the men as they sulked over their porridge and coffee, reminding them of their fortitude and stoutheartedness.
          • Conciliatory gestures and speechmaking have abounded from both sides in recent weeks.
          • 'I ain't stole nothing of his.' He made a broad gesture with his arms to demonstrate his empty-handedness.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Intransitive verbs
              • Transitive verbs
            Related Links:
            1. en gestured
            2. en gesturer
            3. en gestures
            4. en gesturers
            5. en gestureless
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of gesture for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "gesture" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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            Definiteness: Level 8
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