(noun, verb)


1. motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling

Definition categories: act, motility, motion, move, movement

2. the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

Similar word(s): motion

Definition categories: communication

3. something done as an indication of intention

- a political gesture

- a gesture of defiance

Definition categories: act, indicant, indication

Sentences with gesture as a noun:

- The middle-finger gesture is really a nonverbal swear.

- This Web browser can be controlled with mouse gestures.

- We took flowers as a gesture of sympathy.


1. show, express or direct through movement

- He gestured his desire to leave

Similar word(s): gesticulate, motion

Definition categories: communication, communicate, intercommunicate

Sentences with gesture as a verb:

- My dad said to never gesture with my hands when I talk.

- Never gesture at someone with a middle finger.

- He gestured his disgust.