Translation of "gesture" - English-French dictionary


noun countablegesture /ˈdʒɛstʃər/
a movement of your body that shows your thoughts or feelings
geste masculine

a rude gesture
un geste grossier
an action done to show your feelings
geste masculine

The release of prisoners was seen as a gesture of peace.
La libération des prisonniers a été vu comme un geste de paix.


verb intransitivegesture [ ˈdʒɛstʃər ]
to make a physical gesture
faire signe

He gestured for her to come closer.
Il lui fit signe de se rapprocher.

(Translation of “gesture” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /ˈdʒestʃə/

a movement of the head, hand etc to express an idea etc

He made a gesture for us to follow him
The speaker emphasized his words with violent gestures.

(Translation of “gesture” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)