cuddle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cuddle 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"
    • v cuddle hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth "I cuddled the baby"
    • n cuddle a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cuddle A close embrace.
    • v. t Cuddle To embrace closely; to fondle.
    • v. i Cuddle kŭd"d'l To lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle. "She cuddles low beneath the brake;
      Nor would she stay, nor dares she fly."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cuddle To hug; fondle; embrace so as to keep warm.
    • cuddle To join in a hug; embrace.
    • cuddle To lie close or snug; nestle.
    • n cuddle A hug; an embrace.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Cuddle kud′l to hug: to embrace: to fondle
    • v.i Cuddle to lie close and snug together
    • n Cuddle a close embrace
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Quotations

  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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    “Come, cuddle your head on my shoulder, dear, your head like the golden-rod, and we will go sailing away from here to the beautiful land of Nod.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. for couthle, fr. couth, known; cf. OE. kuþþen, to cuddle, or cuðlechen, to make friends with. SeeCouth Uncouth Can

Usage

In literature:

Why do we kiss and cuddle little children, if not because they are still so delightfully foolish.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
I argued with her for an hour, but it was no good, buy it she would, and cuddled it in her arms the whole way home!
"The Love Affairs of Pixie" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
When I smiled at Patty, she cuddled her arm round me, and then Ide promptly did the same.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
But comforted by the warm food, the baby pleasantly cuddled up in Mrs. Harrison's arms and went to sleep.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
She cuddled comfortably between her smooth sheets and soft blankets and in a moment was soundly asleep.
"The Governess" by Julie M. Lippmann
They sat down on the step, and he put his arm about her and "cuddled" her up to his side.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Katherine looked down at the sleeping baby, its round head, crowned by that delicious crest of silky hair, cuddled in against her breast.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
You said it looked like your own 'Lady Jane Grey' at home, and you cuddled it half the night.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
There won't be any little girl to cuddle at Uncle Joseph's.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
To think of a true blue Presbyterian like you, a minister's son, God rot you, lying and cuddling a girl in a field.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
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In poetry:

``Go and woo, where the deftly fair parade,
The smiles of a fine court lady;
But I will cuddle my rustic maid,
In the pheasant—drives husht and shady.
"An April Fool" by Alfred Austin
Snow and sleet, and sleet and snow.
Will the Winter never go?
What do beggar children do
With no fire to cuddle to,
P'raps with nowhere warm to go?
Snow and sleet, and sleet and snow.
"Winter Song" by Katherine Mansfield
This little darlin, cuddled to mi breast,
It little knows,
When snoozlin' soa quietly at rest,
'At all mi woes
Are smothered thear, an mi poor heart ud braik
But just aw live for mi wee laddie's sake.
"Sing On" by John Hartley
My owner was just as proud as I;
I was cuddled and petted and praised.
My fame was great and my price was high,
And every year 'twas raised.
Then I strained a sinew in ninety-nine,
And that's when started my swift decline.
"The Cab Horses' Story" by C J Dennis
In winter when the corn's asleep, and birds are not in song.
And crocuses and violets have been away too long,
Dear Mother puts her thimble by in answer to my look,
And I cuddle up so closely when she reads the Fairy-book.
"The Fairy Book" by Norman Rowland Gale
In summer, when the grass is thick, if Mother has the time,
She shows me with her pencil how a poet makes a rhyme,
And often she is sweet enough to choose a leafy nook,
Where I cuddle up so closely when she reads the Fairy-book.
"The Fairy Book" by Norman Rowland Gale

In news:

Taylor Swift and her rumored new boyfriend Harry Styles cuddled a friend 's baby as they enjoyed a romantic day out in New York.
Gavin and Amy Griffin cuddle with their 9-day-old son, Colin, as they grieve at the grave of their child Taylor, who was stillborn in 2011.
People embrace during a 'Cuddle Workshop' in London on Nov 4, 2012.
Humane Society brings 'Coffee and a Cuddle' to UA Mall.
The singer is shown cuddling the 10-month-old girl, and even though you can't see Blue Ivy 's face, she's still just as adorable as ever.
The singer is shown cuddling the 10-month-old girl, and even though you can't see Blue Ivy 's face, she's still just as.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt seem to be back on as the two spent Heidi's birthday together at the zoo cuddling up to each other and even kissing.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt seem to be back on as they spent Heidi's birthday together at the zoo cuddling up to one another and even kissing.
41 MINUTES AGO Instead of the usual date night, cuddle up with your guy and watch a holiday classic.
Jason Aldean has taken ownership of the risque photos that show him cuddling and kissing former 'American Idol' singer Brittany Kerr.
The singer is shown cuddling the 10-month-old girl, and even though you can't see Blue Ivy's face, she's still just as adorable as ever.
33 MINUTES AGO Instead of the usual date night, cuddle up with your guy and watch a holiday classic.
42 MINUTES AGO Instead of the usual date night, cuddle up with your guy and watch a holiday classic.
The newborn Francois' langur cuddles up with her mother, Ashes, at the Toledo Zoo.
Kitty McBride of Raleigh cuddles Lily, one of the dogs rescued recently in Wayne County from an alleged puppy mill.
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