|1.||[ noun ] motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling|
|Related terms:||motion jab mudra gesticulate|
|2.||[ noun ] the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals|
|Related terms:||visual_communication shrug nod flourish wave sign sign_of_the_cross V_sign bow facial_expression high-five previous_question beck gesticulation gesticulate|
|3.||[ verb ] show, express or direct through movement|
"He gestured his desire to leave"
|Related terms:||communicate nod beckon bow wink shrug stretch_out applaud clap bless shake cross_oneself gesticulation|
|4.||[ noun ] something done as an indication of intention|
"a political gesture" or "a gesture of defiance"
|Related terms:||indication beau_geste|