Word of the Day: Gesture


ges-ture / jĕs-chər


1. a movement of the hand, body or face that expresses ideas or feelings

We see that every external motion, act, gesture, whether voluntary or mechanical, organic or mental, is produced and preceded by internal feeling or emotion, will or volition, and thought or mind.

H. P. Blavatsky, 1831 – 1891

2. an act or something that is said as a formality or to indicate intent or attitude

The smallest gestures you do can sometimes carry the most weight.

Joe Vitale, 1953 –


1. to make a movement that expresses one’s ideas or feelings

Why do people always gesture with their hands when they talk on the phone?

Jonathan Carroll 1949 –