What does nestle mean?

Definitions for nestle
ˈnɛs əlnes·tle

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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. nestleverb

    lie in a sheltered position

    "The little cottage nestles in the forest"

  4. nestle, snuggleverb

    position comfortably

    "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"


  1. nestleverb

    To settle oneself comfortably and snugly.

    Etymology: nestlian, "make a nest", derived from nest+-lian.

  2. nestleverb

    To press oneself against another affectionately.

    Etymology: nestlian, "make a nest", derived from nest+-lian.

  3. nestleverb

    To lie half-hidden or in shelter.

    The old shop nestled between the newer apartment buildings.

    Etymology: nestlian, "make a nest", derived from nest+-lian.

  4. nestleverb

    To build or sit upon a nest.

    Etymology: nestlian, "make a nest", derived from nest+-lian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nestleverb

    to make and occupy a nest; to nest

    Etymology: [AS. nestlian.]

  2. Nestleverb

    to lie close and snug, as a bird in her nest; to cuddle up; to settle, as in a nest; to harbor; to take shelter

    Etymology: [AS. nestlian.]

  3. Nestleverb

    to move about in one's place, like a bird when shaping the interior of her nest or a young bird getting close to the parent; as, a child nestles

    Etymology: [AS. nestlian.]

  4. Nestleverb

    to house, as in a nest

    Etymology: [AS. nestlian.]

  5. Nestleverb

    to cherish, as a bird her young

    Etymology: [AS. nestlian.]


  1. Nestlé

    Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss multinational nutritional, snack food, and health-related consumer goods company headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world measured by revenues. Nestlé's products include baby food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, pet foods and snacks. 29 of Nestlé's brands have annual sales of over 1 billion Swiss francs, including Nespresso, Nescafé, KitKat, Smarties, Nesquik, Stouffer's, Vittel, and Maggi. Nestlé has around 450 factories, operates in 86 countries, and employs around 328,000 people. It is one of the main shareholders of L'Oréal, the world's largest cosmetics company. Nestlé was formed in 1905 by the merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, established in 1866 by brothers George Page and Charles Page, and Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé. The company grew significantly during the First World War and again following the Second World War, expanding its offerings beyond its early condensed milk and infant formula products. The company has made a number of corporate acquisitions, including Crosse & Blackwell in 1950, Findus in 1963, Libby's in 1971, Rowntree Mackintosh in 1988 and Gerber in 2007.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nestle

    nes′l, v.i. to lie close or snug as in a nest: to settle comfortably.—v.t. to cherish, as a bird does her young.—adj. Nest′ling, being in the nest, newly hatched.—n. act of making a nest: a young bird in the nest—also Nest′ler. [A.S. nestliannest.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nestle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nestle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of nestle in a Sentence

  1. Yudhvir Singh Malik:

    I have told states to not confine only to Maggi, but extend to other manufacturers of noodles, why should we isolate Nestle? It's not a question of targeting.

  2. Ali Miremadi:

    Every investor in Nestle wants them to get the margins up a bit faster, that's also what the chief executive and the board want.

  3. The IAAF:

    The IAAF is in discussion with Nestle concerning the final year of its five-year partnership with IAAF Kids’ Athletics, this has been a successful program with 15 million kids aged 7 to 12 years in 76 countries taking part in fun team activities which promotes a healthy, active life style.

  4. Anna Starostinetskaya:

    In our community, Nestlé has had a bit of pushback, but because Sweet Earth has been Sweet Earth... some vegans might be attracted to Sweet Earth.

  5. Yogeshwar Ram Mishra:

    Nestle was apparently over-confident about their product, otherwise the company would not have preferred an appeal and instead paid up the penalty of 25,000 rupees.

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