gesturenoun [ C ]uk /ˈdʒes.tʃər/ us /ˈdʒes.tʃɚ/
gesture noun [ C ] (MOVEMENT)
- "All this is mine, " she said with a sweeping arm gesture.
- Since they spoke only Swahili, we used signs and gestures to make ourselves understood.
- The taxi driver made a rude gesture as he overtook us.
- He threw his hands up in a gesture of despair.
- When she ruffled the boy's hair, it was meant as a playful gesture - but he was furious.
gesture noun [ C ] (SYMBOLIC ACT)
- Releasing the hostages has been seen as a goodwill gesture.
- Five hundred troops were sent in, more as a gesture of strength than as a real threat.
- The demonstration is a pointless gesture of defiance against the government.
- What better finale to her career than this extravagant gesture?
- The press release is a face-saving gesture.