What does cuddle mean?

Definitions for cuddle
ˈkʌd lcud·dle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cuddle, nestle, snuggleverb

    a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace

  2. cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw closeverb

    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. cuddleverb

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

    "I cuddled the baby"

Wiktionary

  1. cuddlenoun

    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. cuddleverb

    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. cuddleverb

    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. Cuddleverb

    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. Cuddleverb

    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. Cuddlenoun

    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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  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. Jenny MacKenzie:

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

  2. Joanna Slade:

    David Deutchman was a very soothing presence to our children, david Deutchman would always be there to cuddle the child when the parents or family couldn't be there.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    Take a breath, take a stance, don’t rush forward or hold back, close your eyes, and let the mind relax. As anxious feet retreat to the cuddle of melodies, begin the journey of dance and the sacred path

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