Definition of Nest

1. Noun. A structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young.

Generic synonyms: Natural Object
Specialized synonyms: Beehive, Hive, Bird Nest, Bird's Nest, Birdnest, Drey, Mouse Nest, Mouse's Nest, Nidus

2. Verb. Inhabit a nest, usually after building. "Birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"
Generic synonyms: Dwell, Inhabit, Live, Populate
Derivative terms: Nester

3. Noun. A kind of gun emplacement. "A nest of snipers"

4. Verb. Fit together or fit inside. "Nested bowls"
Generic synonyms: Embed, Engraft, Imbed, Implant, Plant
Derivative terms: Nester

5. Noun. A cosy or secluded retreat.
Generic synonyms: Retreat

6. Verb. Move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position. "Sam cannot nest Sue "; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
Exact synonyms: Cuddle, Draw Close, Nestle, Nuzzle, Snuggle
Generic synonyms: Cling To, Clutch, Hold Close, Hold Tight
Related verbs: Nestle, Snuggle, Draw Close
Derivative terms: Cuddle, Cuddling, Nestle, Snuggle, Snuggling

7. Noun. A gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality. "A nest of thieves"
Category relationships: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act
Generic synonyms: Gang, Mob, Pack, Ring
Specialized synonyms: Sleeper Nest

8. Verb. Gather nests. "In the summer they like to go out and nest"
Generic synonyms: Collect, Garner, Gather, Pull Together
Derivative terms: Nester

9. Noun. Furniture pieces made to fit close together.

Definition of Nest

1. n. The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young.

2. v. i. To build and occupy a nest.

3. v. t. To put into a nest; to form a nest for.

Definition of Nest

1. Noun. A structure built by a bird as a place to incubate eggs and rear young. ¹

2. Noun. A place used by another mammal, fish, amphibian or insect, for depositing eggs and hatching young. ¹

3. Noun. A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or job situation. ¹

4. Noun. A retreat, or place of habitual resort. ¹

5. Noun. A hideout for bad people to frequent or haunt; a den. ¹

6. Noun. A home that a child or young adult shares with a parent, guardian, or a person acting in the capacity of a parent or guardian. A parental home. ¹

7. Noun. (context: cards) A fixed amount of cards in some bidding games awarded to the highest bidder allowing him to exchange any or all with cards in his hand. ¹

8. Noun. (military) A fortified position for a weapon, e.g. a machine gun nest. ¹

9. Noun. (computing) A structure consisting of nested structures, such as nested loops or nested subroutine calls. ¹

10. Noun. Pasta formed into a round shape. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive of animals) To build or settle into a nest. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To settle into a home. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To successively neatly fit inside another. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To place in, or as if in, a nest. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To place one thing neatly inside another, and both inside yet another (and so on). ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) To hunt for birds' nests or their contents (usually "go nesting"). ¹

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Definition of Nest

1. to build a nest (a structure for holding bird eggs) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Nest

1. Origin: AS. Nest; akin to D. & G. Nest, Sw. Naste, L. Nidus, for nisdus, Skr. Nia resting place, nest; cf. Lith. Lizdas, Arm. Neiz, Gael. & Ir. Nead. Prob. From the particle ni down, Skr. Ni + the root of E. Sit, and thus orig, a place to sit down in. See Nether, and Sit, and cf. Eyas, Nidification, Nye. 1. The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young. "The birds of the air have nests." (Matt. Viii. 20) 2. Hence: the place in which the eggs of other animals, as insects, turtles, etc, are laid and hatched; a snug place in which young animals are reared. 3. A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or situation; a retreat, or place of habitual resort; hence, those who occupy a nest, frequent a haunt, or are associated in the same pursuit; as, a nest of traitors; a nest of bugs. "A little cottage, like some poor man's nest." (Spenser) 4. An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock. 5. A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger. 6. A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc, working together or collectively. Nest egg, an egg left in the nest to prevent the hen from forsaking it, and to induce her to lay more in the same place; hence, figuratively, something laid up as the beginning of a fund or collection. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nest

nesne yönelimli
nest (current term)
nest box
nest boxes
nest egg
nest eggs

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