gesture gesture  /ˈdʒɛs tʃər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
  2. (n) the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
  3. (n) something done as an indication of intention
  4. (v) show, express or direct through movement

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel reportedly adopted the gesture as a friendly way to avoid his contestants' germs.
  2. Tough little Chancellor Leopold Figl maneuvered so skillfully that even Austria's Communists backed his gesture of defiance to Russia.
  3. To Bill King, a person's gesture is as revealing as his signature.

News

  1. Hidden iOS 7 beta settings point to unused gesture, icon options

    Tweaking the iOS 7 beta reveals hidden settings that hint at Apple plans and/or concepts for the firmware, reports say. These include OS-wide edge- and corner-swipe gestures, which would come on top of edge-swipe commands in apps like Safari and Messages. The edge gestures would reportedly be used for quick app switching....        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: MacNN

  2. Unrest in Turkey

    Turkish performance artist Erdem Gunduz, center, is joined by others as he makes his silent protest in Taksim Square. As word of his gesture of protest spread, Gunduz became known as the "standing man."
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Google updates Gesture Search, now recognizes over 40 languages

    Gesture lovers and polyglots rejoice! Yesterday, Google updated Gesture Search for Android phones and tablets, making it compatible with even more languages. The app provides quick access to music, contacts, applications, settings and bookmarks -- to name some -- by letting users simply draw characters on the screen. It now recognizes over 40 languages and even handles transliteration, which ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Engadget

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Quotes

  1. "Very generous. Obviously he recognises he had the support of a great team it's a nice gesture," said Armstrong, who is now looking forward to enjoying retirement from highly competitive racing after the Tour.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Lance Armstrong Source: Times of India

  2. "We have both fought hard throughout the country, both of us, for delegates and the fact that we're willing to essentially cede her delegates we do not think is an insignificant gesture on our part," Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said....
    on May 31, 2006 By: David Plouffe Source: 940 News

  3. "It was a dangerous gesture on their part," Bush said of the incident, which was captured on video and released by the Pentagon. "And they know our position, and that is: There will be serious consequences if they attack our ships, pure and...
    on Jan 9, 2008 By: President Bush Source: CTV.ca

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