nestle: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nes'ul), [key]
— v., -tled, -tling.
  1. to lie close and snug, like a bird in a nest; snuggle or cuddle.
  2. to lie or be located in a sheltered spot; be naturally or pleasantly situated: a cottage nestling in a pine grove.
    1. to make or have a nest.
    2. to make one's home; settle in a home.
  1. to settle or ensconce snugly: He nestled himself into the hay for a short nap.
  2. to put or press confidingly or affectionately: She nestled her head on his shoulder.
  3. to provide with or settle in a nest, as a bird.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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