What does cuddle mean?

Definitions for cuddleˈkʌd l

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cuddle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cuddle, nestle, snuggle(verb)

    a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace

  2. cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close(verb)

    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"

  3. cuddle(verb)

    hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth

    "I cuddled the baby"


  1. cuddle(Noun)

    A snuggle; an affectionate embrace, often used in conjunction with family members and close friends.

  2. cuddle(Verb)

    To embrace affectionately, lie together snugly.

    The young lovers cuddled on the couch.

  3. cuddle(Verb)

    To cradle in one's arms so as to give comfort, warmth.

  4. Origin: Origin uncertain, but probably from a frequentative form of *, cuththen, keththen, a variant of cuthen, kuthen, kithen, from cuth, couth, equivalent to . Cognate with kudden. More at couth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cuddle(verb)

    to lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle

  2. Cuddle(verb)

    to embrace closely; to fondle

  3. Cuddle(noun)

    a close embrace

  4. Origin: [Prob. for couthle, fr. couth known; cf. OE. kuen to cuddle, or culechen to make friends with. SeeCouth, Uncouth, Can.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cuddle

    kud′l, v.t. to hug: to embrace: to fondle.—v.i. to lie close and snug together.—n. a close embrace. [Perh. a freq. of M. E. couth, cosy.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cuddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cuddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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