American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To settle snugly and comfortably: The cat nestled among the pillows.
- v. To lie in a sheltered position: a cottage that nestles in the wood.
- v. To draw or press close, as in affection; snuggle: The child nestled up to her mother.
- v. Archaic To nest.
- v. To snuggle or press contentedly: The baby nestled its head on my shoulder.
- v. To place or settle as if in a nest: I nestled the puppy in my arms.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make or use a nest; have a nesting-place: said chiefly of birds.
- To lie close and snug, as a bird in her nest.
- To dispose one's self comfortably for rest or repose; snuggle; cuddle.
- To provide with a nest; house or shelter; settle as in a nest: often used reflexively.
- To cherish; fondle closely; cuddle, as a bird her young.
- v. To settle oneself comfortably and snugly.
- v. To press oneself against another affectionately.
- v. To lie half-hidden or in shelter.
- v. archaic, ornithology To build or sit upon a nest.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To make and occupy a nest; to nest.
- v. To lie close and snug, as a bird in her nest; to cuddle up; to settle, as in a nest; to harbor; to take shelter.
- v. To move about in one's place, like a bird when shaping the interior of her nest or a young bird getting close to the parent.
- v. To house, as in a nest.
- v. To cherish, as a bird her young.
- n. a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
- v. lie in a sheltered position
- v. position comfortably
- v. move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
- Old English nestlian, "make a nest", derived from nest+-lian. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English nestlen, to make a nest, from Old English nestlian, from nest, nest. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“All the sweet after-dinner liqueurs nestle there together.”
“The completed library and archive buildings are a masterly spatial construction that has a high internal atrium rising to four stories and yet is furnished in a way that allows for quiet study areas that nestle into the grid.”
“I want to crawl in and nestle among the sparkplugs.”
“On the cusp of such thoughts, I nestle closer against Robin, who is already asleep.”
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“The Ghanaian looked as if he made a mess of a free-kick 30 yards from goal when his initial effort was blocked, but he was allowed another go and with the Celtic defence static he drove the ball low past Forster who stood and watched the ball nestle in the corner of the net.”
“Brussels Croquet Club at Genval is another favorite haunt—they have regular games on their exquisite lawns which nestle along the lake of Genval 30 kilometers south of Brussels.”
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