[nest-ling, nes-ling] /ˈnɛst lɪŋ, ˈnɛs lɪŋ/
a young bird not yet old enough to leave the .
a young child or infant.
[nes-uh l] /ˈnɛs əl/
verb (used without object), nestled, nestling.
to lie close and snug, like a bird in a nest; snuggle or cuddle.
to lie or be located in a sheltered spot; be naturally or pleasantly situated:
a cottage nestling in a pine grove.
verb (used with object), nestled, nestling.
to settle or ensconce snugly:
He nestled himself into the hay for a short nap.
to put or press confidingly or affectionately:
She nestled her head on his shoulder.
to provide with or settle in a nest, as a bird.
any young person or animal
(intransitive; often foll by up or down) to snuggle, settle, or cuddle closely
(intransitive) to be in a sheltered or protected position; lie snugly
(transitive) to shelter or place snugly or partly concealed, as in a nest
late 14c., “bird too young to leave the nest,” from nest (n.) + diminutive suffix -ling.
Old English nestlian “build a nest,” from nest (see nest (n.)). Figurative sense of “settle (oneself) comfortably, snuggle” is first recorded 1540s. Related: Nestled; nestling.
noun 1. a miniature chest of drawers made in the 18th century, often set on top of a desk or table.
[nes-ter, -tawr] /ˈnɛs tər, -tɔr/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. the oldest and wisest of the Greeks in the Trojan War and a king of Pylos. /ˈnɛstɔː/ noun 1. (Greek myth) the oldest and wisest of the Greeks in the Trojan War 2. (sometimes not capital) a wise old man; sage name for “old king renowned […]
[ne-stawr-ee-uh n, -stohr-] /nɛˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-/ noun 1. one of a sect of followers of who denied the hypostatic union and were represented as maintaining the existence of two distinct persons in Christ. /nɛˈstɔːrɪəˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. the doctrine that Christ was two distinct persons, divine and human, implying a denial that the Virgin Mary […]
[ne-stawr-ee-uh n, -stohr-] /nɛˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-/ noun 1. one of a sect of followers of who denied the hypostatic union and were represented as maintaining the existence of two distinct persons in Christ. n. in Church history (mid-15c.), a follower of Nestorius (Latinized form of Nestor), 5c. patriarch of Constantinople, whose doctrine attributed distinct […]