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Nest Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a kind of gun emplacement; "a machine-gun nest"; "a nest of snipers"
  • furniture pieces made to fit close together
  • a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; "a nest of thieves"
  • a cosy or secluded retreat
  • a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
  • gather nests
  • 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"
  • fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls"
  • inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young ,
  • a kind of gun emplacement; "a machine-gun nest"; "a nest of snipers" ,
  • a cosy or secluded retreat ,
  • a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; "a nest of thieves" ,
  • furniture pieces made to fit close together

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Nest Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A nest is place animals build to hold their eggs and/or provide a place to raise their babies. They are most typical of birds, but many other vertebrates do make nests.

Nests may be composed of organic material such as twigs, grass, and leaves. They may be a simple depression in the ground, or a hole in a rock, tree, or building. Nests can be found in all types of habitat.



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'Nest' example sentence in quotations


* Just as bees will swarm about to protect their nest, so will I 'swarm about' to protect my nest of chocolate eggs. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts


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Nest Sample Sentences in News


  • Leading Home Automation Systems Join Works With Nest Program
    Nest Labs, Inc. today announced the addition of Control4, Crestron®, Remote Technologies Incorporated and URC® – along with Dropcam – to the growing family of products, apps and services that work with Nest. Read more on this news related to 'Nest'
  • Nest expands into Europe, reveals new parterships
    From the end of September, Nest products will go on sale officially in more European countries.> Read more on this news related to 'Nest'
  • Nest updates its smoke and carbon monoxide detector
    The latest Nest Protect boasts the ability to distinguish between smoke and steam to cut down on false alarms. Read more on this news related to 'Nest'

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