from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To settle snugly and comfortably: The cat nestled among the pillows.
- intransitive v. To lie in a sheltered position: a cottage that nestles in the wood.
- intransitive v. To draw or press close, as in affection; snuggle: The child nestled up to her mother.
- intransitive v. Archaic To nest.
- transitive v. To snuggle or press contentedly: The baby nestled its head on my shoulder.
- transitive v. To place or settle as if in a nest: I nestled the puppy in my arms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To settle oneself comfortably and snugly.
- v. To press oneself against another affectionately.
- v. To lie half-hidden or in shelter.
- v. To build or sit upon a nest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To make and occupy a nest; to nest.
- intransitive 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.
- intransitive 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.
- transitive v. To house, as in a nest.
- transitive v. To cherish, as a bird her young.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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.
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.
Political doors at the highest level, a brothel for gangland to revel and nestle
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.
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.
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.