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Definitions of nest

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. inhabit a nest, as of birds and some insects Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a kind of gun emplacement; "a machine-gun nest"; "a nest of snipers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. furniture pieces made to fit close together Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a cosy or secluded retreat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a gang of criminals assembled in one place; "a nest of thieves" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. gather nests Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; "a nest of thieves" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To build and occupy a nest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. To put into a nest; to form a nest for. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The bed or dwelling made or chosen by a bird for the hatching of its eggs and the rearing of its young; a hatching place for insects, etc.; a cozy retreat; a haunt, or those who gather there; as, a nest of thieves; a number of boxes, one fitting inside another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To place in a nest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. A structure having a fancied resemblance to a bird's nest; see nidus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  23. The bed formed by a bird for hatching her young: the place in which the eggs of any animal are laid and hatched: a comfortable residence: the abode of a large number, often in a bad sense: a number of boxes each inside the next larger. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Place where eggs are laid and hatched; bed formed by a bird; comfortable residence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To place in a nest; supply with nests; place, as dishes, one inside another. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To build a nest; hunt for nests. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. The place where a bird lays and hatches eggs and rears its young. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Any cozy abode; a home; haunt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A set of similar things fitting into each other. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. The place or bed formed or used by a bird for incubation and keeping its young; a bed to hatch eggs or rear young; an abode; a resort; a number of boxes or cases inserted in each other. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To build and occupy a nest. Nest-egg, an egg left m the nest to prevent the hen from forsaking it; something laid up as a beginning. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. The bed or dwelling prepared by a bird for incubation, and for its young till able to fly; any place where Insects or small animals are produced; a warm, close place of abode; a number of persons dwelling together, in an ill sense, as a nest of thieves; a number of boxes or baskets placed one within the other; a set of small drawers. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. nest, n. the bed formed by a bird for hatching her young: the place in which the eggs of any animal are laid and hatched: a comfortable residence: a number of persons haunting one place for a bad purpose: the place itself: a number of baskets or boxes each fitting inside the next larger.--v.t. to form a nest for.--v.i. to build and occupy a nest.--n. NEST'-EGG, an egg left in the nest to keep the hen from forsaking it: something laid up as the beginning of an accumulation.--FEATHER ONE'S NEST, to provide for one's self, esp. from other people's property of which one has had charge. [A.S. nest; Ger. nest, L. n[=i]dus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. Structure or place made or chosen by bird for laying eggs& sheltering young (it\'s an ill bird that fouls its own n., one should not speak ill of home &c.; FEATHER one\'s n.), animal\'s or insect\'s abode or spawning or breeding place; snug or secluded retreat, lodging, shelter, bed, receptacle; haunt of robbers &c.; fostering-place of vice &c.; brood, swarm; collection, series, of similar objects; small chest of drawers; n.-egg, real or imitation egg left in n. to induce hen to go on laying there, sum of money kept as reserve or nucleus; hence nestful (2) n., nestlike a. (Vb) make or have n. in specified place; take to n.-building; (p.p.) established (as) in n., (of boxes &c.) packed one inside another; take birds\' nn. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. n. [Anglo-Saxon[ The retreat prepared by a bird for hatching and rearing her young;- the place in which the eggs of other animals, as insects, turtles, and the like, are laid and hatched;- a snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or situation; also a receptacle or collection;- a collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size. Cabinet Dictionary

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