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
Synonyms: motion gesticulation
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
Synonyms: gesticulate motion

"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
Similar spelling:   gestural