Gestures used to say hello or goodbye - synonyms or related words
air kiss noun
a way of greeting someone by almost kissing them but not really touching them. This word often shows that the greeting is not sincere.
air kissing noun
the action of greeting someone by almost kissing them but not really touching them. This word often shows that the greeting is not sincere.
a short quick movement of the head down and then back up again as a way of greeting someone or showing agreement or respect
the act of shaking someone’s hand, for example as a greeting
to touch someone with your lips when you say hello or goodbye to them
Indian English used for greeting someone with respect, especially when you put your hands together in a movement which is called a namaskar
to move your head downward and upward as a way of saying hello, goodbye, thank you, etc.
to show respect for someone by greeting them with the Muslim custom of bending forward at the waist and putting your hand on your forehead
a movement of your hand used for saying hello or goodbye to someone or for giving a signal
to move your hand to say hello or goodbye or as a signal
to say goodbye to someone by waving as they leave
bob your head
to move your head down and then back up again in a short quick movement as a way of greeting someone or showing agreement or respect
extend your hand
to hold out your hand to someone so they can shake it as a greeting
kiss someone goodbye
to kiss someone when you leave them or when they leave you
shake hands (with someone)
to hold someone’s hand and move it up and down several times as a way of greeting them or of showing that you agree to something
wave goodbye (to someone)
to wave your hand when you leave someone or when they leave you