1. The act of gesticulating, or making gestures to express passion or enforce sentiments.

2. A gesture; a motion of the body or limbs in speaking, or in representing action or passion, and enforcing arguments and sentiments. Macaulay.

3. Antic tricks or motions. B. Jonson.

(Ges*tic"u*la`tor) n. [L.] One who gesticulates.

(Ges*tic"u*la*to*ry) a. Representing by, or belonging to, gestures. T. Warton.

(Ges"tour) n. [See Gest a deed.] A reciter of gests or legendary tales; a story- teller. [Obs.]

Minstrels and gestours for to tell tales.

(Ges"tur*al) a. Relating to gesture.

(Ges"ture) n. [LL. gestura mode of action, fr. L. gerere, gestum, to bear, behave, perform, act. See Gest a deed.]

1. Manner of carrying the body; position of the body or limbs; posture. [Obs.]

Accubation, or lying down at meals, was a gesture used by many nations.
Sir T. Browne.

2. A motion of the body or limbs expressive of sentiment or passion; any action or posture intended to express an idea or a passion, or to enforce or emphasize an argument, assertion, or opinion.

Humble and reverent gestures.

Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye,
In every gesture dignity and love.

(Ges"ture), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gestured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gesturing.] To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action; to gesticulate.

It is not orderly read, nor gestured as beseemeth.

(Ges"ture), v. i. To make gestures; to gesticulate.

The players . . . gestured not undecently withal.

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