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English definition of “gesture”


noun [C]  /ˈdʒes·tʃər/ us  

gesture noun [C] (MOVEMENT)

a movement of the body, hands, arms, or head to express an idea or feeling: He made a rude gesture to the crowd after his tennis match.

gesture noun [C] (SYMBOLIC ACT)

an action that expresses your feelings or intentions, although it might have little practical effect: Her warm thank-you note was a nice gesture.
verb [I]  /ˈdʒes·tʃər/ us  
When I asked where the children were, she gestured toward the beach.
(Definition of gesture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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