geste

noun
\ˈjest \
variants: or less commonly gest

Definition of geste 

1 archaic : deportment

2 archaic : gesture

Examples of geste in a Sentence

historical fiction in which the hero faces every adversity with honorable geste

Recent Examples on the Web

A: While opening his home was a beau geste on your friend's part, closing the door to his boss guest is easier said than done. Michelle Nicolosi, OregonLive.com, "Workplace: What would you do if your boss asked to stay at your house? (Advice column)," 3 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of geste

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for geste

Middle English geste, from Anglo-French, from Latin gestus, from gerere

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gestate

gestation

gestative

geste

gestic

gesticulant

gesticular

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