- 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
Origin of gestureMiddle English from Medieval Latin gestura, mode of action from Classical Latin gestus, past participle of gerere, to bear, carry
intransitive verb-·tured, -·tur·ing