Significado de “gesture” - en el Diccionario Inglés

gesture en inglés británico

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gesturenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʒes.tʃər/ us /ˈdʒes.tʃɚ/

gesture noun [ C ] (MOVEMENT)

C1 a movement of the hands, arms, or head, etc. to express an idea or feeling:

The prisoner raised his fist in a gesture of defiance as he was led out of the courtroom.
She made a rude gesture at the other driver.

Más ejemplos

  • "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)

C1 an action that expresses your feelings or intentions, although it might have little practical effect:

The government donated £500,000 as a gesture of goodwill.
Eating boiled potatoes instead of chips was his only gesture towards healthy eating.

Más ejemplos

  • 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.

gestureverb [ I ]

uk /ˈdʒes.tʃər/ us /ˈdʒes.tʃɚ/

(Definición de gesture del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

gesture en inglés americano

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gesturenoun [ C ]

us /ˈdʒes·tʃər/

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.
gesture
verb [ I ] us /ˈdʒes·tʃər/

When I asked where the children were, she gestured toward the beach.

(Definición de gesture del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)