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 \-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.
Origin and Etymology of nestle
Middle English, from Old English nestlian, from nest
First Known Use: before 12th century
NESTLE Defined for English Language Learners
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
NESTLE Defined for Kids
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