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Meaning of NESTLE

Pronunciation:  'nesul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
  2. [v]  move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"

NESTLE is a 6 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: cuddle, cuddle, draw close, nuzzle, snuggle, snuggle
 See Also: cling to, clutch, embrace, embracing, hold close, hold tight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nes"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Nestled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Nestling}.] [AS. nestlian.]
    1. To make and occupy a nest; to nest. [Obs.]
             The kingfisher . . . nestles in hollow banks.
    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.
  2. \Nes"tle\, v. t.
    To house, as in a nest.
    2. To cherish, as a bird her young.
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