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Meaning of NESTLING

Pronunciation:  'nestling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  young bird not yet fledged
  2. [n]  a young person of either sex (between birth and puberty); "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"

NESTLING is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: baby bird, child, fry, kid, minor, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster
 See Also: bairn, bambino, buster, changeling, child's body, foster-child, imp, juvenile, juvenile person, kiddy, monkey, orphan, picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny, preschooler, pupil, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp, schoolchild, silly, sprog, toddler, tot, urchin, waif, yearling, young bird



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nes"tling\ n.
    1. A young bird which has not abandoned the nest. --Piers
    2. A nest; a receptacle. [Obs.] --Bacon.
  2. \Nes"tling\, a.
    Newly hatched; being yet in the nest.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: amorous dalliance, apprentice, avifauna, baby, baby bird, beginner, billing and cooing, bird, bird of Jove, bird of Juno, bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage, bird of prey, birdie, birdlife, birdling, birdy, bundling, cage bird, calf, callow, caressing, catechumen, catling, chick, chickling, chicky, colt, cub, cuddling, cygnet, dalliance, deb, debutant, dewy, diving bird, dogie, dove, duckling, eagle, eaglet, entrant, evergreen, ever-new, fawn, firsthand, fish-eating bird, fledgling, flightless bird, foal, fondling, fowl, fresh, freshman, fruit-eating bird, fryer, fulmar, game bird, gosling, green, greenhorn, greeny, hugging, immature, infant, insect-eating bird, intact, kid, kissing, kit, kitten, lamb, lambkin, learner, litter, lollygagging, lovemaking, maiden, maidenly, migrant, migratory bird, necking, neophyte, neoteric, nest, new, newcomer, novice, novitiate, nuzzling, original, oscine bird, owl, passerine bird, peacock, peafowl, peahen, perching bird, petting, pigeon, piglet, pigling, polliwog, pristine, probationer, pullet, pup, puppy, ratite, raw, raw recruit, recruit, rookie, sea bird, seed-eating bird, sempervirent, sexual intercourse, shoat, shore bird, snuggling, songbird, spooning, squab, storm petrel, stormy petrel, swan, tadpole, tenderfoot, trainee, tyro, unbeaten, undeveloped, unfledged, unhandled, untouched, untried, untrodden, unused, vernal, virgin, virginal, wading bird, warbler, water bird, waterfowl, weaner, whelp, wildfowl, yeanling, young