Definition of Gesticulate

1. Verb. Show, express or direct through movement. "He gestured his desire to leave"




Definition of Gesticulate

1. v. i. To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures.

2. v. t. To represent by gesture; to act.

Definition of Gesticulate

1. Verb. (intransitive) To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To say or express through gestures. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gesticulate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gesticulate

gestational oedema
gestational proteinuria
gestational psychosis
gestational trophoblastic disease
gestations
gestative
gestatorial chair
gestatory
geste
gested
gestes
gestic
gestical
gesticulant
gesticulate (current term)
gesticulated
gesticulates
gesticulating
gesticulatingly
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gesticulations
gesticulative
gesticulator
gesticulators
gesticulatory
gestin
gestonorone caproate
gestor
gestosis

Literary usage of Gesticulate

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1. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"Gesture, vn gesticulate, make gestures. Get, va I. Procure, obtain, acquire, gain, win, earn, ... gesticulate, vn Make gestures, gesture. Gesticulation, я. ..."

2. An English Grammar Conformed to Present Usage: With an Objective Method of by Alfred Holbrook (1873)
"gesticulate LANGUAGE.—Any method of communicating or impressing thought or feeling, by motions, postures, or appearances of the animal form, not producing ..."

3. The Tyro's Greek and English Lexicon: Or a Compendium in English of the ...by John Jones, Christian Tobias Damm, Friedrich Wilhelm Struz, Johann Friedrich Schleusner, Johann Schweighäuser by John Jones, Christian Tobias Damm, Friedrich Wilhelm Struz, Johann Friedrich Schleusner, Johann Schweighäuser (1825)
"... f. ива, move the hands agreeably to a certain law, as in boxing or dancing, gesticulate, 2. 2. 19. use the legs as if they were the hands, Herod. 6. ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Eng. Traits, xiii. gesticulate (jes-tik'û-lât), r., prêt, ... [< gesticulate + -or^.] Of or pertaining to gesticulation ; representing by gestures. ..."

5. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"See Gerund and gesticulate. gesticulate, to make gestures. (L.) 'Or what their servile apes gesticulate ; ' Ben Jonson, Poetaster, To the Reader (an ..."

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