Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Nestle'
n : a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace [syn:
- 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" [syn: cuddle, snuggle, nest, nuzzle, draw close]
- lie in a sheltered position; "The little cottage nestles in the forest"
- position comfortably; "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow" [syn: snuggle]
- Nestle \Nes"tle\, v. t.
To house, as in a nest.
- To cherish, as a bird her young.
- Nestle \Nes"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Nestled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Nestling.] [AS. nestlian.]
- To make and occupy a nest; to nest. [Obs.] The kingfisher . . . nestles in hollow banks. --L'Estrange.
- 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.
- 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.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Nestle'
Nestlé S.A. (French pronunciation: founded and headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. Nestlé originated in a 1905 merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, which was established in 1866 by brothers George Page and Charles Page, and the Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé Company, which was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé, whose name meant "Little Nest". The company grew significantly during the First World War and following the Second World War, eventually expanding its offerings beyond its early condensed milk and infant formula products. Today, the company operates in 86 countries around the world and employs nearly 283,000 people.
Today, in English-speaking countries, "Nestlé" is increasingly pronounced /ˈnɛstleɪ/). However, the original pronunciation was /ˈnɛsəl/, as in the English verb "nestle". This pronunciation was common throughout much of the 20th century, and was reinforced in the 60s television advertisement jingle for /ˈnɛsəl/'s Milky Bar." Recent changes in its spoken form in advertising influenced it to become more akin to its native pronunciation in French-speaking Switzerland. The old pronunciation, however, is still used today in some regions such as the Black Country. "Nestle" in Alemannic German (Alemannisch – as spoken in southwestern Germany and in Switzerland) refers to a small nest (Nest being the same word in English and German). The -le ending makes the word into a diminutive.[See more about Nestle at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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