—v.i. 1. to lie close and snug, like a bird in a nest; snuggle or cuddle.
2. to lie or be located in a sheltered spot; be naturally or pleasantly situated: a cottage nestling in a pine grove. 3. Archaic. a. to make or have a nest.
b. to make one's home; settle in a home.
—v.t. 1. to settle or ensconce snugly: He nestled himself into the hay for a short nap. 2. to put or press confidingly or affectionately: She nestled her head on his shoulder. 3. to provide with or settle in a nest, as a bird.