nestling nestling  /ˈnɛst lɪŋ/


  1. (n) young bird not yet fledged
  2. (n) a young person of either sex



  1. A small bookshop nestling in the corner of this teahouse makes it easy to spend time here.
  2. Since 2003, Yahoo's software-development center has been nestling up to the pizza joints and blue-jean shops on Bangalore's swank Mahatma Gandhi Road.
  3. Grindelwald is a storybook village in Switzerland, nestling on the side of towering, 12,000-ft.



  1. Typically, the pop historian Tristram Hunt writes in the Observer (23 November): "Nestling in the slipstream of American hegemony served us well in the 20th century. The bonds of culture, religion, language and ideology ensured Britain a postwar...
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Tristram Hunt Source: New Statesman

  2. As John Updike writes in his new book Due Consideration: "The average book fits into the human hand with a seductive nestling, a kiss of texture, whether of cover cloth, glazed jacket, or flexible paperback."
    on Nov 23, 2007 By: John Updike Source: Scotsman

  3. "People want to see a resolution to this thing, but they are nestling in to a new pattern," said Councillor Adrian Heaps of the strike that began June 22. "They don't like it but they are in it."
    on Jul 21, 2009 By: Adrian Heaps Source: Globe and Mail

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