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
The path, nestled on a plateau 1,300 feet above sea level, takes cyclists through Germany (107 miles), Switzerland (44 miles) and Austria (17 miles).
This iconic venue nestled in the Hollywood Hills is more than just a 17,500-seat outdoor amphitheater.
Nestled behind the two red brick apartment buildings — both of which date from the early 1900s — sits a house that had been moved to the back of the lot.
Boardroom, nestled in an alley near Trade and Tryon, is known for its home-style menu and relatively affordable prices.
Nestled on approximately one and one-half acres on the 11th fairway of the Tour 18 course, the home welcomes with an inviting stone façade, five bedrooms, five and one-half baths, a four-car garage, and a circular drive in a private setting.
Other shops nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains churn out everything from auto parts and appliances to goods made from chemicals, metal, wood and rubber.
Built of bamboo and nestled among bamboo forests, this quick eatery serves up burgers and chicken sandwiches.
This much everyone can agree on: A small Civil War museum, nestled in an old farmhouse at the site of a purported battlefield, has closed its doors and boxed up its Confederate and Union artifacts.
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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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