Definition of Nestle

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

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

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

3. Verb. Lie in a sheltered position. "The little cottage nestles in the forest"
Generic synonyms: Lie

4. Verb. Position comfortably. "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"
Exact synonyms: Snuggle
Related verbs: Cuddle, Draw Close, Nest, Nuzzle, Snuggle
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

Definition of Nestle

1. v. i. To make and occupy a nest; to nest.

2. v. t. To house, as in a nest.

Definition of Nestle

1. Verb. To settle oneself comfortably and snugly. ¹

2. Verb. To press oneself against another affectionately. ¹

3. Verb. To lie half-hidden or in shelter. ¹

4. Verb. (archaic ornithology) To build or sit upon a nest. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) ¹

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Definition of Nestle

1. to lie snugly [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES]

Medical Definition of Nestle

1. 1. To make and occupy a nest; to nest. "The kingfisher . Nestles in hollow banks." (L'Estrange) 2. 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. "Their purpose was to fortify in some strong place of the wild country, and there nestle till succors came." (Bacon) 3. 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; as, a child nestles. Origin: AS. Nestlian. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nestle

nesting behaviour
nesting habitat
nesting place
nestle (current term)

Literary usage of Nestle

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1912)
"... nestle— John of Ennemi. Lagarde. Paul Anton de. NIELSEN— Gregory XVI. Hemmingsen, Niels. Hymnology. VIII. ..."

2. Journal of Theological Studies (1905)
"... and—since this article was in type—I learn that Dr nestle has drawn attention to the probability of connexion between the work of Papias and the five ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"The species of this country nestle on the ground, or under, and eat nothing but insects. We possess three: The Stonechat, ..."

4. The Lombard Communes: A History of the Republics of North Italy by William Francis Thomas Butler (1906)
"... or nestle in mountain valleys. They may, therefore, be conveniently grouped into classes, as cities of the plain, the hill, or the mountain. ..."

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