gesture


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gesture \Ges"ture\, n. [LL. gestura mode of action, fr. L.
   gerere, gestum, to bear, behave, perform, act. See Gest a
   deed.]
   1. Manner of carrying the body; position of the body or
      limbs; posture. [Obs.]
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            Accubation, or lying down at meals, was a gesture
            used by many nations.                 --Sir T.
                                                  Browne.
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   2. A motion of the body or limbs expressive of sentiment or
      passion; any action or posture intended to express an idea
      or a passion, or to enforce or emphasize an argument,
      assertion, or opinion.
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            Humble and reverent gestures.         --Hooker.
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            Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye,
            In every gesture dignity and love.    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gesture \Ges"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gestured; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Gesturing.]
   To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action; to
   gesticulate.
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         It is not orderly read, nor gestured as beseemeth.
                                                  --Hooker.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gesture \Ges"ture\, v. i.
   To make gestures; to gesticulate.
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         The players . . . gestured not undecently withal.
                                                  --Holland.
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