Gesticulate

  • 1 Gesticulate — Ges*tic u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gesticulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gesticulating}.] [L. gesticulatus, p. p. of gesticulari to gesticulate, fr. gesticulus a mimic gesture, gesticulation, dim. of gestus gesture, fr. gerere, gestum, to bear, carry …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Gesticulate — Ges*tic u*late, v. t. To represent by gesture; to act. [R.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 gesticulate — (v.) c.1600, from L. gesticulatus, pp. of gesticulari to gesture, mimic, from gesticulus a mimicking gesture, dim. of gestus gesture, carriage, posture (see GEST (Cf. gest)). Related: Gesticulated; gesticulating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 gesticulate — ► VERB ▪ gesture dramatically in place of or to emphasize speech. DERIVATIVES gesticulation noun. ORIGIN Latin gesticulari, from gestus action …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 gesticulate — [jes tik′yo͞o lāt΄, jes′tik′yəlāt΄] vi. gesticulated, gesticulating [< L gesticulatus, pp. of gesticulari, to make mimic gestures < gesticulus, dim. of gestus, a gesture < pp. of gerere, to bear, carry, do] to make or use gestures, esp.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 gesticulate — v. to gesticulate frantically, wildly * * * [dʒe stɪkjʊleɪt] wildly to gesticulate frantically …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7 gesticulate — UK [dʒeˈstɪkjʊleɪt] / US [dʒəˈstɪkjəˌleɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms gesticulate : present tense I/you/we/they gesticulate he/she/it gesticulates present participle gesticulating past tense gesticulated past participle gesticulated to make… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 gesticulate — [[t]ʤestɪ̱kjʊleɪt[/t]] gesticulates, gesticulating, gesticulated VERB If you gesticulate, you make movements with your arms or hands, often while you are describing something that is difficult to express in words. [mainly WRITTEN] A man with a… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 gesticulate — gesture [n] motion as communication action, body language, bow, curtsy, expression, genuflection, gesticulation, high sign, indication, intimation, kinesics, mime, nod, pantomime, reminder, salute, shrug, sign, signal, sign language, token, wave …

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  • 10 gesticulate — intransitive verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin gesticulatus, past participle of gesticulari, from *gesticulus, diminutive of gestus Date: circa 1609 to make gestures especially when speaking • gesticulative adjective • gesticulator noun •… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 gesticulate — gesticulative, gesticulatory /je stik yeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. gesticulator, n. /je stik yeuh layt /, v., gesticulated, gesticulating. v.i. 1. to make or use gestures, esp. in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech. v.t …

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  • 12 gesticulate — verb /dʒɛsˈtɪkjʊleɪt,dʒɛsˈtɪkjəleɪt,dʒɛsˈtɪkjəleɪt/ a) To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures. b) To say or express through gestures. See Also: gesticulation, gesticulative, gesture, gestural …

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  • 13 gesticulate — verb ADVERB ▪ wildly ▪ He gesticulated wildly as he tried to make her understand. PREPOSITION ▪ at ▪ The other woman was gesticulating at the ambulance. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 gesticulate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. gesture, motion, wave, pantomime, mime. See indication. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. pantomime, motion, signal; see gesture . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. see gesture IV (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 gesticulate — ges|tic|u|late [dʒeˈstıkjuleıt] v [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of gesticulari, from gestus; GESTURE1] to make movements with your arms and hands, usually while speaking, because you are excited, angry, or cannot think of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 gesticulate — ges|tic|u|late [ dʒə stıkjə,leıt ] verb intransitive to make movements with your hands and arms when you are talking, usually because you want to emphasize what you are saying or because you are excited ╾ ges|tic|u|la|tion [ dʒə,stıkjə leıʃn ]… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 gesticulate — ges·tic·u·late || dÊ’e stɪkjÉ™leɪt / kjÊŠl v. move the hands or other parts of the body in an animated manner (in place of or accompanying speech) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 gesticulate — [dʒɛ stɪkjʊleɪt] verb gesture dramatically in place of or to emphasize speech. Derivatives gesticulation noun gesticulator noun gesticulatory adjective Origin C17 (earlier (ME) as gesticulation): from L. gesticulat , gesticulari, from gesticulus …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 gesticulate — v. n. Make gestures, gesture …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 gesticulate — verb (I) to make movements with your arms and hands, usually while speaking, because you are excited, angry, or cannot think of the right words to use: Jane gesticulated wildly and shouted “Stop! Stop!” gesticulation /dZe stIkjM leISDn/ noun (C,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English