variants or less commonly gest
archaic : deportment
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 Il sera bien sûr pris en compte que le salarié regrette son geste et dit avoir agi sous le coup de l’émotion alors qu’il venait d’éviter de percuter le jeune, qui a traversé de façon dangereuse et qui a insulté le conducteur. Amy Lieu, Fox News, 21 Sep. 2018 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,, 3 Aug. 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of geste was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near geste

Cite this Entry

“Geste.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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