- a movement, or movements collectively, of the body, or of part of the body, to express or emphasize ideas, emotions, etc.
- anything said or done to convey a state of mind, intention, etc.; often, something said or done merely for effect or as a formality: a gesture of sympathy
ME < ML gestura, mode of action < L gestus, pp. of gerere, to bear, carry
intransitive verb gestured, gesturing
to make or use a gesture or gestures
to express with a gesture or gestures