Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bird too young to leave its nest.
  • n. A young child.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small bird that is still confined to the nest.
  • v. Present participle of nestle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Newly hatched; being yet in the nest.
  • n. A young bird which has not abandoned the nest.
  • n. A nest; a receptacle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A young bird in the nest, or just from the nest.
  • n. The smallest bird in the nest; the weakest of the brood.
  • Being still a nestling; being yet in the nest.
  • n. The act of making a nest or going to nest; the act of settling or cuddling down.
  • n. A nest or nestling-place.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. young bird not yet fledged
  • n. a young person of either sex

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.