What does nestle mean?

Definitions for nestle
ˈnɛs əlnes·tle

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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. nestle(verb)

    lie in a sheltered position

    "The little cottage nestles in the forest"

  4. nestle, snuggle(verb)

    position comfortably

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


  1. nestle(Verb)

    To settle oneself comfortably and snugly.

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

  2. nestle(Verb)

    To press oneself against another affectionately.

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

  3. nestle(Verb)

    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. nestle(Verb)

    To build or sit upon a nest.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nestle(verb)

    to make and occupy a nest; to nest

    Etymology: [AS. nestlian.]

  2. Nestle(verb)

    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. Nestle(verb)

    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. Nestle(verb)

    to house, as in a nest

    Etymology: [AS. nestlian.]

  5. Nestle(verb)

    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. Starbucks Reserve:

    This global coffee alliance will bring the Starbucks experience to the homes of millions more around the world through the reach and reputation of Nestle, that would have taken a lot of capital and years to build outside the U.S..

  3. 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.

  4. Daniel Loeb:

    Nestle's insular, complacent, and bureaucratic organization is overly complex, lethargic, and misses too many trends.

  5. 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.

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