- 1Settle or lie comfortably within or against something: the baby deer nestled in her arms [with object]: she nestled her head against his shoulderMore example sentences
- Mrs Grey Dove now has small brown hopping babies that nestle under her maternal wings at night.
- There is a more or less serious argument about contemporary culture nestling within this gleeful demolition job, but it does not become apparent until about halfway through the narrative.
- There is even a Thompson mouse nestling within one of the upper panels of the heavy iron-studded double doors of St William's College.
- 1.1(Of a place) lie or be situated in a half-hidden or obscured position: picturesque villages nestle in the wooded hills (be nestled) the hotel is nestled between two headlandsMore example sentences
- The next day she said the landscape as they cruised along the River Rhine was very picturesque with little villages nestling in the hills.
- Lahardane is a picturesque village nestling at the foot of Nephin and easily accessible from all major North Mayo areas.
- The tiny village of Clonegal nestles in a picturesque valley, deep in the lush, rolling countryside where counties Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow meet.
Old English nestlian, from nest; compare with Dutch nestelen.