Definition of 'gesture'

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He was theatrical and given to grand gestures. Times, Sunday Times (2017)One wondered what symbolic gesture would please him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your account has also been credited with 100 as a gesture of goodwill. The Sun (2016)The debt has finally been wiped and you have received 100 as a goodwill gesture. The Sun (2016)It will waive the normal administration fees that go with this, as a gesture of goodwill. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is also sending you a cheque for 500 as a gesture of goodwill. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It also gave you an extra 45 as a goodwill gesture. The Sun (2016)Is he, er, always prone to such grand gestures? Times, Sunday Times (2016)If you want to make a big gesture, there's little better than the gift of a holiday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Neither should the gestures he makes, such as sending signed shirts to poorly fans who need a leg up from the England captain. The Sun (2016) Use big dramatic gestures so that we begin to express it physically. Bain, Roly Fools Rush In - A Call to Christian Clowning (1993)It was a typical gesture of love and togetherness. The Sun (2011)Perhaps he thought it was a romantic gesture or maybe he was just extremely bored. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We take any threats or gestures that opponents make towards us within the context of the game. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Many of the most powerful symbolic gestures have taken place on the field of play. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But is this often a token gesture? Times, Sunday Times (2013)We have adopted postures and gestures and manners that pronounce our chosen status. Bain, Roly Fools Rush In - A Call to Christian Clowning (1993)Simple gestures of affection tell you love is the real deal. The Sun (2012)Ease up on the romantic gestures and find a new ambition. The Sun (2007)He would make dramatic gestures with his pipe. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was a time when seemingly small symbolic gestures wrought seismic change. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Learn how to use your posture and gestures to get ahead at work. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Good servants so fixed their attention on their master that the slightest gesture would tell them what to do. Christianity Today (2000)We will offer 20 per cent off the bill as a goodwill gesture. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There's simply no money left to repeat that sort of grand gesture. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He had a tattoo of his ex's name removed as a love gesture. The Sun (2012)We offered 25 as a goodwill gesture. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the memories are often vague, gesturing towards emotional needs that struggle for articulation. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)But of course, this was not the aim of a book made up of grand gestures. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)No gestures to the crowd. The Sun (2010)He made a monkey gesture at the crowd as he left the field, a reference to the jibes that had been directed at him. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's a wonderful, heartfelt gesture of peace and respect. The Sun (2015)Things like attitude, gestures, and the look in their eyes are important. The Sun (2013)

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Translations for 'gesture'

British English: gesture /ˈdʒɛstʃə/ NOUN
A gesture is a movement that you make with a part of your body, especially your hands, to express emotion or information.
Sarah made a menacing gesture with her fist.
  • American English: gesture
  • Arabic: إيـْمَاءَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gesto
  • Chinese: 姿态
  • Croatian: gesta
  • Czech: gesto
  • Danish: gestus
  • Dutch: gebaar
  • European Spanish: gesto
  • Finnish: ele
  • French: geste
  • German: Geste
  • Greek: χειρονομία
  • Italian: gesto
  • Japanese: 身振り
  • Korean: 몸짓
  • Norwegian: gest
  • Polish: gest
  • European Portuguese: gesto
  • Romanian: gest
  • Russian: жест
  • Spanish: gesto
  • Swedish: gest
  • Thai: ท่าทาง
  • Turkish: jest
  • Ukrainian: жест
  • Vietnamese: cử chỉ
British English: gesture VERB
If you gesture, you use movements of your hands or head in order to tell someone something or draw their attention to something.
I gestured towards the boathouse, and he looked inside.
  • American English: gesture
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gesticular
  • Chinese: 用动作示意
  • European Spanish: hacer gestos
  • French: faire un geste
  • German: gestikulieren
  • Italian: far segno
  • Japanese: 手ぶりで示す
  • Korean: 손짓이나 몸짓을 하다
  • European Portuguese: gesticular
  • Spanish: hacer gestos


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