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Noun: nestling  nest-ling
  1. Young bird not yet fledged
    - baby bird
  2. A young person of either sex
    "she writes books for nestlings";
    - child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler [Brit], tike, tyke, fry, wean [UK, Ireland]
Verb: nestle  ne-sul
  1. Move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cosy position
    "We nestled against each other to keep warm";
    - cuddle, snuggle, nest, nuzzle, draw close, cosy up [Brit, Cdn], cozy up [N. Amer], cosy [Brit, Cdn], cozy [N. Amer]
  2. Lie in a sheltered position
    "The little cottage nestles in the forest"
  3. Position comfortably
    "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow";
    - snuggle

Derived forms: nestlings

Type of: cling to, clutch, hold close, hold tight, juvenile, juvenile person, lay, lie, place, pose, position, put, set, young bird

Encyclopedia: Nestling