Definition of Gestures

1. Noun. (plural of gesture) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of gesture) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gestures

1. gesture [v] - See also: gesture

Medical Definition of Gestures

1. Movement of a part of the body for the purpose of communication. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gestures

gests
gesturable
gestural
gesturalities
gesturality
gesturally
gesture
gesture politics
gestured
gestureless
gesturelike
gesturement
gesturements
gesturer
gesturers
gestures (current term)
gesturing
gesturingly
gesundheit
get
get-at-able
get-away
get-go
get-out-of-jail-free card
get-out clause
get-pennies
get-penny
get-rich-quick
get-together
get-togethers

Literary usage of Gestures

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1. Anthropology: An Introduction to the Study of Man and Civilization by Edward Burnett Tylor (1904)
"They can make gestures, utter cries, speak words, draw pictures, write characters or letters. These are signs of various sorts, and to understand how they ..."

2. The Essentials of æsthetics in Music, Poetry, Painting, Sculpture and by George Lansing Raymond (1921)
"... Mental Energy in Drawing—Painting—Sculpture—Architecture—Outlines Representing Mental Motive —Their Meanings in the Human Form—In gestures of the Hands ..."

3. The Diplomatic Relations of England with the Quadruple Alliance, 1815-1830 by Louis Calvert, Myrna M. Boyce, Paul Padgette (1918)
"... Do Nothing—The Set gestures of the Good Old Days—An Example of Splendid Repose—Saving Bits of Business for Future Use—gestures Grow from Character, ..."

4. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Evolution of gestures in direction of simplification. The \S earliest forms of social communications undoubtedly included much gesture if, indeed, ..."

5. Argumentation and Debating by William Trufant Foster (1917)
"gestures. In debating, if gestures come in response to the thought or ... If a speaker is not prompted to make gestures, it will do him no good to hunt them ..."

6. The Bookman (1915)
"something comic in the pantomime of the puppets, "whose every motion is effected by wires, who imitate the gestures of despair with hands that cannot shut, ..."

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