Nes·tle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Nestled p. pr. & vb. n. Nestling ]
1. To make and occupy a nest; to nest. [Obs.]
The kingfisher . . . nestles in hollow banks. --L'Estrange.
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.
adj : drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if
for affection or protection; "saw a number of small
houses nestled against the hillside"; "like a baby
snuggled in its mother's arms" [syn: snuggled]