[jes-cher] /ˈdʒɛs tʃər/
a movement or position of the hand, arm, body, head, or face that is expressive of an idea, opinion, emotion, etc.:
the gestures of an orator; a threatening gesture.
the use of such movements to express thought, emotion, etc.
any action, courtesy, communication, etc., intended for effect or as a formality; considered expression; demonstration:
a gesture of friendship.
Digital Technology. a particular movement of the body, typically the fingers or hand, used to control or interact with a digital device (often used attributively): a gesture command;
Use a two-finger pinching gesture on your touchscreen to zoom in or out.
verb (used without object), gestured, gesturing.
to make or use a gesture or gestures.
verb (used with object), gestured, gesturing.
to express by a gesture or gestures.
a motion of the hands, head, or body to emphasize an idea or emotion, esp while speaking
something said or done as a formality or as an indication of intention: a political gesture
(obsolete) the manner in which a person bears himself; posture
to express by or make gestures; gesticulate
early 15c., “manner of carrying the body,” from Medieval Latin gestura “bearing, behavior,” from Latin gestus “gesture, carriage, posture” (see gest). Restricted sense of “a movement of the body or a part of it” is from 1550s; figurative sense of “action undertaken in good will to express feeling” is from 1916.
1540s, from gesture (n.). Related: Gestured; gesturing.
- Gesture politics
noun any political action focused on public opinion or publicity rather than making a significant change or contribution Usage Note politics
[je-zoo-ahl-daw] /ˌdʒɛ zuˈɑl dɔ/ noun 1. Don Carlo [dawn kahr-law] /dɔn ˈkɑr lɔ/ (Show IPA), Prince of Venosa [ve-naw-zah] /vɛˈnɔ zɑ/ (Show IPA), c1560–1613, Italian composer. /Italian dʒezuˈaldo/ noun 1. Carlo (ˈkarlo), Prince of Venosa. ?1560–1613, Italian composer, esp of madrigals
[guh-zoo nt-hahyt] /gəˈzʊnt haɪt/ interjection 1. (used to wish good health, especially to a person who has just sneezed.) /ɡəˈzʊnthait/ sentence substitute 1. an expression used to wish good health to someone who has just sneezed 1914, from German Gesundheit, literally “health!” Also in toast auf ihre Gesundheit “to your health” (see sound (adj.)). Lithuanian […]
[get] /gɛt/ verb (used with object), got or (Archaic) gat; got or gotten; getting. 1. to receive or come to have possession, use, or enjoyment of: to get a birthday present; to get a pension. 2. to cause to be in one’s possession or succeed in having available for one’s use or enjoyment; obtain; acquire: […]