- to lie close and snug, like a bird in a nest; snuggle or cuddle.
- to lie or be located in a sheltered spot; be naturally or pleasantly situated: a cottage nestling in a pine grove.
- to make or have a nest.
- to make one's home; settle in a home.
- to settle or ensconce snugly: He nestled himself into the hay for a short nap.
- to put or press confidingly or affectionately: She nestled her head on his shoulder.
- to provide with or settle in a nest, as a bird.
Origin of nestle
Examples from the Web for nestle
“It was tough to get the Star of David to nestle within the right patch of chest hair,” jokes Wilkinson.Creating American Hustle’s Sexy, Oscar-Nominated Look: From Pasties to The Plaza
February 23, 2014
Last year, Breyer sold his stock in Nestle so he could participate in a case involving that company.The Supreme Court’s Health-Care Stock Problem
March 28, 2012
Nestle here with us, and see wonderful things come to pass.'A Little Book of Profitable Tales
And welcomes the visions that day after day With baby's sweet presence will nestle and stay.Grandma's Memories
Mary D. Brine
I longed to take her and nestle her comfortably; but, of course, took no notice of her.Lotus Buds
As well expect a breadth of starched brown holland to nestle.The Return of Peter Grimm
The world will nestle in regaling plenty and great assurance.The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882
- (intr; often foll by up or down) to snuggle, settle, or cuddle closely
- (intr) to be in a sheltered or protected position; lie snugly
- (tr) to shelter or place snugly or partly concealed, as in a nest
Word Origin and History for nestle
Old English nestlian "build a nest," from nest (see nest (n.)). Figurative sense of "settle (oneself) comfortably, snuggle" is first recorded 1540s. Related: Nestled; nestling.