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.
1. A young bird which has not abandoned the nest.
2. A nest; a receptacle. [Obs.]
Nes·tling, a. Newly hatched; being yet in the nest.
n 1: young bird not yet fledged [syn: baby bird]
2: a young person of either sex; "she writes books for
children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British
term for youngsters" [syn: child, kid, youngster, minor,
shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke,