Nestle 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.] [1913 Webster]

The kingfisher . . . nestles in hollow banks. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Their purpose was to fortify in some strong place of the wild country, and there nestle till succors came. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The children were nestled all snug in their beds While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads. --Clement Clarke Moore (A Visit From St. Nicholas, (a poem [1823]) also called The {Night Before Christmas}). [PJC]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Nestlé — S.A. Type Société Anonyme Traded as SIX: NESN OTC Markets Gro …   Wikipedia

  • Nestle — Nestlé S.A. Unternehmensform Société Anonyme ISIN …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nestlé — S.A. Rechtsform Société Anonyme ISIN CH0038863350 Gründung 1866 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nestlé — S.A. Lema Good food, good life A gu …   Wikipedia Español

  • Nestle — puede referirse a: la compañía agroalimentaria Nestlé, o bien a alguna de las siguientes personas: Henri Nestlé (1814–1890, llamado hasta 1839 Heinrich Nestle), empresario e industrial suizo. Wilhelm Nestle (1865–1959), filólogo clásico alemán.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Nestle — (Grosselfingen,Германия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Raichbrunnenweg 15, 72415 Grosselfingen, Ге …   Каталог отелей

  • Nestlé — (nombre oficial Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.) es la compañía agroalimentaria más grande del mundo. Tiene su sede central en Vevey, Suiza. La gama de productos ofertada por Nestlé incluye desde agua mineral hasta comida para animales pasando… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Nestlé — (Henri) (1814 1890) chimiste suisse qui créa en 1867, à Vevey, la société Nestlé, qui à l origine produisait des médicaments pour enfants. à la fin du XIXe s., elle fabriqua du lait concentré puis devint une multinationale de l agro alimentaire …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Nestle — Nes tle, v. t. To house, as in a nest. [1913 Webster] 2. To cherish, as a bird her young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nestle — Nestle, Eberhard, evang. Theolog und Orientalist, geb. 1. Mai 1851 in Stuttgart, wurde nach zweijährigem Aufenthalt in England 1877 Repetent in Tübingen, 1880 Diakonus in Münsingen, 1883 Gymnasialprofessor in Ulm und ist seit 1898 Professor am… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”