Sgt. Crowley raised his beer to his lips and gulped, as Professor Gates lectured and gestured.
At that point, Cain gestured with his flattened palm near his chin.
And thank you all”—I gestured to the crowd—“for coming tonight to celebrate our joy!
early 15c., "manner of carrying the body," from Medieval Latin gestura "bearing, behavior," from Latin gestus "gesture, carriage, posture" (see gest). Restricted sense of "a movement of the body or a part of it" is from 1550s; figurative sense of "action undertaken in good will to express feeling" is from 1916.
1540s, from gesture (n.). Related: Gestured; gesturing.