Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nestling

2 senses of nestling

Sense 1
nestling, baby bird -- (young bird not yet fledged)
       => young bird -- (a bird that is still young)

Sense 2
child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling -- (a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster")
       => juvenile, juvenile person -- (a young person, not fully developed)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb nestle

3 senses of nestle

Sense 1
cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close -- (move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags")
       => cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch -- (hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared")

Sense 2
nestle -- (lie in a sheltered position; "The little cottage nestles in the forest")
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sense 3
nestle, snuggle -- (position comfortably; "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

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