Simple Definition of nestle
: to lie comfortably close to or against someone or something
: to place (something) close to, next to, or within something
: to land or settle softly into something
Full Definition of nestle
nes·tlednes·tling play \-s(ə-)liŋ\
1 archaic : nest 1
2 : to settle snugly or comfortably
3 : to lie in an inconspicuous or sheltered manner
1 : to settle, shelter, or house in or as if in a nest <the children were nestled all snug in their beds — Clement Moore>
2 : to press closely and affectionately <nestles a kitten in her arms>
Examples of nestle
He nestled his head against his mother's shoulder.
She carefully nestled the hamster into its cage.
The fly ball nestled into the outfielder's glove.
Origin of nestle
Middle English, from Old English nestlian, from nest
First Known Use: before 12th century
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