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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


  • Adjust Your Nest Thermostat by Voice
    Google can now also alert your Nest that you're going home, and your Nest will automatically get your house to a lovely temperature for your arrival. Read more on this news related to 'Nest'
  • Nest thermostat UK release date and price - smart heating gadget comes to UK
    We’ve been waiting for UK availability for the Nest smart thermostat since its US release in 2011. Now we can reveal the Nest thermostat UK release date and price – and it’s coming soon. Very soon. The Nest Learning Thermostat learns your domestic schedule, programs itself and can be controlled from an app on your phone or tablet. The company claims that the Read more on this news related to 'Nest'
  • Video: Voice controlling Nest from Android, iOS and a Chromebook
    Since Google spent $3.2 billion to purchase Nest back in January, I’d say it’s about time for the company to integrate the smart thermostat with other devices. It did just that on Monday through Google ... Read more on this news related to 'Nest'

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