Definition of nestle
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
nestlerplay \ˈne-s(ə-)lər\ noun
Examples of nestle in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of nestle from the Web
This is especially true when said Chorizo is served atop a warm, flaky biscuit nestled in a pool of gravy loaded with chunks of even more Chorizo.
In the final hours of his life last weekend, he was plucked from anonymity, nestled in darkness at the bottom of an insulated cooler and given a name: Dinnah, like how a Mainer might pronounce the last meal of the day.
At the center of the paper is an especially sensitive species nestled across an especially ecologically diverse region.
There, nestled in Memphis’ medical district, is Sun Records, home of Elvis Presley.
Thunder pulls it off the grill, adds a variety of toppings (but no lettuce or tomato), and nestles it in a basket next to crinkle cut fries.
Beneath the screen, nestled within a snug enclosure, are the components that permit the smartphone to receive, transmit, process and store information.
Buy a $26 million jewel of a mansion nestled among German palaces.
Due north on Ridge Road, Griffith diners can grab breakfast at Jedi's Garden (444 W. Ridge Road, 219-923-9055) nestled in Griffith's retail corridor.
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Origin and Etymology of nestle
Middle English, from Old English nestlian, from nest
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of nestle for English Language Learners
: 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
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