What does cuddle mean?

Definitions for cuddle
ˈkʌd lcud·dle

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"

Wiktionary

  1. cuddle(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. cuddle(Verb)

    To embrace affectionately, lie together snugly.

    The young lovers cuddled on the couch.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. cuddle(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Cuddle(verb)

    to embrace closely; to fondle

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

  3. Cuddle(noun)

    a close embrace

    Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. cuddle

    To hug and express love.

    They did cuddle lovingly together on the sofa and listened to some beautiful music.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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How to say cuddle in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of cuddle in a Sentence

  1. Jessica Gerhardt:

    He came inside, and we both took off our masks after I asked,' Do you feel comfortable being maskless ?' and he said,' I feel comfortable.' It was a nice surprise, we ended up feeling comfortable enough to also hold hands and cuddle. It was really sweet.

  2. Janet Kennedy:

    Agree to cuddle until the snuggler drifts off, at which point the other person can retreat to their side of the bed and sleep solo for the rest of the night.

  3. Jenny MacKenzie:

    It really upsets me I cant cuddle my grandchildren or pick them up.

  4. Kimberly Jensen:

    I hated Valentine's Day, and now I am looking forward to it. I am hoping to cuddle non-stop.

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