Nestle definition

nĕsəl
To draw or press close, as in affection; snuggle.

The child nestled up to her mother.

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To place or settle as if in a nest.

I nestled the puppy in my arms.

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(archaic) To build or live in a nest.
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To settle down comfortably and snugly.
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To draw or press close for comfort or in affection.
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To lie sheltered or partly hidden, as a house among trees.
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To rest or press (a baby, one's head, etc.) in a snug, affectionate manner.
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To settle or house as in a nest; shelter.
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To settle oneself comfortably and snugly.
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To press oneself against another affectionately.
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To lie half-hidden or in shelter.

The old shop nestled between the newer apartment buildings.

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(archaic, ornithology) To build or sit upon a nest.
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To settle snugly and comfortably.

The cat nestled among the pillows.

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To lie in a sheltered position.

A cottage that nestles in the wood.

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(archaic) To nest.
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To snuggle or press contentedly.

The baby nestled its head on my shoulder.

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Origin of nestle

  • Middle English nestlen to make a nest from Old English nestlian from nest nest

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English nestlian, "make a nest", derived from nest+-lian.

    From Wiktionary