from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To settle snugly and comfortably.
- intransitive verb To lie in a sheltered position.
- intransitive verb To draw or press close, as in affection; snuggle.
- intransitive verb Archaic To nest.
- intransitive verb To snuggle or press contentedly.
- intransitive verb To place or settle as if in a nest.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To house, as in a nest.
- transitive verb To cherish, as a bird her young.
- intransitive verb obsolete To make and occupy a nest; to nest.
- intransitive verb 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.
- intransitive verb 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
settleoneself comfortablyand snugly.
- verb To
pressoneself against another affectionately.
- verb To lie
half- hiddenor in shelter.
- verb archaic, ornithology To
buildor situpon a nest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
- verb lie in a sheltered position
- verb position comfortably
- verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
I like that some of the words the mothers instruct their babies to do are new actions for my kids, such as nestle, nibble, paddle, munch and cruise.
On the cusp of such thoughts, I nestle closer against Robin, who is already asleep.
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.
Here is how a few of them describe working with Jesse on the 'Ex-Coast Choppers' page: I left a good job, working for nestle for 7 years to being tortured everyday by a certain sh*tbag aka our boss for almost 4 years.
I want to crawl in and nestle among the sparkplugs.
All the sweet after-dinner liqueurs nestle there together.
Political doors at the highest level, a brothel for gangland to revel and nestle
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.
Here is how a few of them describe working with Jesse on the'Ex-Coast Choppers' page: I left a good job, working for nestle for 7 years to being tortured everyday by a certain sh*tbag aka our boss for almost 4 years.