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nestling Explained

nestling at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


nestling at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a very young bird that cannot leave its nest because it is not yet able to fly//

nestling at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

151 Moby Thesaurus words for "nestling":
amorous dalliance, apprentice, avifauna, baby, baby bird, beginner,
billing and cooing, bird, bird of Jove, bird of Juno,
bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage, bird of prey,
birdie, birdlife, birdling, birdy, bundling, cage bird, calf,
callow, caressing, catechumen, catling, chick, chickling, chicky,
colt, cub, cuddling, cygnet, dalliance, deb, debutant, dewy,
diving bird, dogie, dove, duckling, eagle, eaglet, entrant,
ever-new, evergreen, fawn, firsthand, fish-eating bird, fledgling,
flightless bird, foal, fondling, fowl, fresh, freshman,
fruit-eating bird, fryer, fulmar, game bird, gosling, green,
greenhorn, greeny, hugging, immature, infant, insect-eating bird,
intact, kid, kissing, kit, kitten, lamb, lambkin, learner, litter,
lollygagging, lovemaking, maiden, maidenly, migrant,
migratory bird, necking, neophyte, neoteric, nest, new, newcomer,
novice, novitiate, nuzzling, original, oscine bird, owl,
passerine bird, peacock, peafowl, peahen, perching bird, petting,
pigeon, piglet, pigling, polliwog, pristine, probationer, pullet,
pup, puppy, ratite, raw, raw recruit, recruit, rookie, sea bird,
seed-eating bird, sempervirent, sexual intercourse, shoat,
shore bird, snuggling, songbird, spooning, squab, storm petrel,
stormy petrel, swan, tadpole, tenderfoot, trainee, tyro, unbeaten,
undeveloped, unfledged, unhandled, untouched, untried, untrodden,
unused, vernal, virgin, virginal, wading bird, warbler, water bird,
waterfowl, weaner, whelp, wildfowl, yeanling, young

nestling at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Young offspring): {young of animals}: nestling, chicken, larva, chrysalis, tadpole, whelp, cub, pullet, fry, calf, colt, pup, foal, kitten, lamb, caterpillar, cocoon, nymph, orphan, pupa, .

nestling at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a bird that is too young to leave the nest

Nestling at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Nestling \Nes"tling\ n.
1. A young bird which has not abandoned the nest. --Piers

2. A nest; a receptacle. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Nestling \Nes"tling\, a.
Newly hatched; being yet in the nest.

Nestle \Nes"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Nestled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Nestling}.] [AS. nestlian.]
1. To make and occupy a nest; to nest. [Obs.]

The kingfisher . . . nestles in hollow banks.

2. 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.

Their purpose was to fortify in some strong place of
the wild country, and there nestle till succors
came. --Bacon.

3. 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.

nestling at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: young bird not yet fledged [syn: {baby bird}]
2: a young person of either sex; "she writes books for
children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British
term for youngsters" [syn: {child}, {kid}, {youngster}, {minor},
{shaver}, {nipper}, {small fry}, {tiddler}, {tike}, {tyke},

nestling at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-nou » n
  • A small bird that is still confined to the nest.



  • Inter: present participle of » nestle

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