- n. 姿态；手势
- vi. 作手势；用动作示意
- vt. 用动作表示
CET4 TEM4 IELTS GRE 考 研 CET6
1、gest- "behave, act" + -ure.
2、字面含义：action, behavior. => posture, manner of carrying the body, action undertaken in good will to express feeling.
来自词根ger, gest, 含有，带来，词源同exaggerate, gesture. 指指姿势，手势。
- gesture:  Originally, a person’s gesture was their ‘bearing’, the way they ‘carried’ themselves: ‘He was a knight of yours full true, and comely of gesture’, Sir Cleges 1410. But by the 16th century it was well on its way via ‘bodily movement’ to ‘bodily movement conveying a particular message’. The word came from medieval Latin gestūra, a derivative of Latin gerere ‘carry, conduct oneself, act’. A parallel derivative was gestus ‘action’ (ultimate source of English jest and jester), whose diminutive gesticulus produced English gesticulate .
=> gestation, gesticulate, jest, jester
- gesture (n.)
- early 15c., "manner of carrying the body," from Medieval Latin gestura "bearing, behavior, mode of action," from Latin gestus "gesture, carriage, posture" (see gest). Restricted sense of "a movement of the body or a part of it, intended to express a thought or feeling," is from 1550s; figurative sense of "action undertaken in good will to express feeling" is from 1916.
- gesture (v.)
- 1540s, from gesture (n.). Related: Gestured; gesturing.
- 1. Their handshake appeared to be a gesture of reconciliation.
- 2. He put his hand under her chin in an almost paternal gesture.
- 3. She bowed her head in a gesture somehow reminiscent of royalty.
- 4. They expected a reciprocal gesture before more hostages could be freed.
- 5. There is an enormous sense of mission in his speech and gesture.
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