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Nest meaning

nest - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. a gang of people ( criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; " a nest of thieves"
  2. 2. fit together or fit inside; " nested bowls"
  3. 3. inhabit a nest, usually after building; " birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"
  4. 4. The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.
  7. 7. A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.
  8. 8. A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.
  9. 9. To build and occupy a nest.
  10. 10. To put into a nest; to form a nest for.
  11. 11. Place where eggs are laid and hatched; bed formed by a bird; comfortable residence.

nest - examples of usage

  1. Nor must she get into a hedge after a bird's- nest, lest she should tear her frock. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. I turned my eyes to the nest. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. Chickadee's nest was there somewhere. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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