from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make gestures especially while speaking, as for emphasis.
- transitive v. To say or express by gestures.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures.
- v. To say or express through gestures.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures.
- transitive v. To represent by gesture; to act.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make gestures; express thoughts or desires, or emphasize or illustrate speech, by motions of the body or any part of it, especially the hands and arms.
- To express or represent by gestures; imitate; enact.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. show, express or direct through movement
Sometimes they totter and gesticulate joltingly at ground level, like dolls brought to life.
This, said Kierkegaard, is the situation of Christians: The more they gesticulate with their creed, the more laughable they seem to their skeptical neighbors, until the world becomes engulfed in the flames of war and mutual hatred -- a hell on earth as prelude to the hell after death.
I love it when people gesticulate with their hands because in psychological terms, it is a sign of an active mind and warmth and vibrancy.
Apple is designing a television that you can shout and gesticulate at – and it will understand you.
A: This woman I live with tells me that when I'm writing dialogue I gesticulate a lot, like I'm acting it out.
They look so good as they gesticulate passionately in the city's overflowing cafés or file into its steakhouses, entire family in tow, for dinner at 10 p.m.
Opening his hands to gesticulate, he breaks into a smile, explaining, Look.
Continuing to gesticulate with hispalm, Mundie moved fromthe 3D street scene into anart gallery; he nextpulled an art object off a pedestal and yanked it off the screen, making it appear tohover in the room of reporters wearing 3D eyeglasses ..
The professor sat behind his desk, which he never did (preferring usually to stand and pace, to gesticulate during his dense and unapproachable lectures).
Utahdrivers seem to move faster thanIdahodrivers, and at one point I merged in front of a van who despite needing fifteen to twenty seconds to even catch up to our car felt the need to honk, gesticulate, swerve around, flip us off again and fly ahead.