Definition of Cuddle

1. Noun. A close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace.

Exact synonyms: Nestle, Snuggle
Generic synonyms: Embrace, Embracement, Embracing
Derivative terms: Cuddly, Nestle, Snuggle



2. Verb. Move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position. "Sam cannot cuddle Sue "; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
Exact synonyms: Draw Close, Nest, Nestle, Nuzzle, Snuggle
Generic synonyms: Cling To, Clutch, Hold Close, Hold Tight
Related verbs: Nestle, Snuggle, Draw Close
Derivative terms: Cuddling, Nestle, Snuggle, Snuggling

3. Verb. Hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth. "I cuddled the baby"
Generic synonyms: Bosom, Embrace, Hug, Squeeze
Derivative terms: Cuddling

Definition of Cuddle

1. v. i. To lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle.

2. v. t. To embrace closely; to fondle.

3. n. A close embrace.

Definition of Cuddle

1. Noun. A snuggle; an affectionate embrace, often used in conjunction with family members and close friends. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To embrace affectionately, lie together snugly. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cradle in one's arms so as to give comfort, warmth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cuddle

1. to hug tenderly [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuddle

cucurbite
cucurbites
cucurbits
cucurbituril
cucurbiturils
cud
cudbear
cudbears
cudden
cuddens
cuddie
cuddies
cuddin
cuddins
cuddlable
cuddle (current term)
cuddle-bunny
cuddle bunny
cuddle up
cuddlecore
cuddled
cuddlefest
cuddler
cuddlers
cuddles
cuddlesome
cuddlicious
cuddlier
cuddliest
cuddliness

Literary usage of Cuddle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Choice Readings for Public and Private Entertainments: And for the Use of edited by Robert McLean Cumnock (1898)
"But aye I hap them up, an' cry, "Oh, bairnies, cuddle doon! ... The bairnies cuddle doon at nicht Wi' mirth that's dear to me; But soon the big ..."

2. Golden Numbers: A Book of Verse for Youth by Nora Archibald Smith (1902)
"They never heed a word I speak; I try to gi'ca froon, But aye I hap them up, an' cry, " O, bairnies, cuddle doon." Wee Jamie wi' the curly heid— He aye ..."

3. The Book Lover: A Magazine of Book Lore (1900)
"Charles Craye lunched with Mr. cuddle and found him a very agreeable and well ... Professur Craye had received so many compliments from Mr. cuddle that he ..."

4. To Mother: An Anthology of Mother Verse by Kate Douglas (Smith) Wiggin (1917)
"Yet, come what will to ilka ane, May He who rules aboon Aye whisper, though their pows be bald, " Oh, bairnies, cuddle doon." Alexander Anderson THE BABY ..."

5. An Anthology of Mother Verse by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin (1919)
"The bairnies cuddle doon at nicht Wi' mirth that's dear to me; ... Oh, bairnies, cuddle doon." Alexander Anderson THE BABY SAFE sleeping on its mother's ..."

6. Wheeler's Graded Literary Readers, with Interpretations by William Iler Crane, William Henry Wheeler (1919)
"cuddle DOON ALEXANDER ANDERSON There is so much delightful reading in ... You know what " cuddle " means. And you will at once see that " doon " means down. ..."

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