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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


  • Bald eagles abandon Pittsburgh nest after loss of 2nd egg
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A pair of bald eagles in western Pennsylvania have abandoned their nest following the loss of their second egg. Read more on this news related to 'Nest'
  • 2nd bald eagle egg hatches in Pennsylvania nest on video
    HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — A second bald eagle egg has hatched in a Pennsylvania nest on live-streaming video that thousands of people have watched. Read more on this news related to 'Nest'
  • VIDEO: Second eaglet hatches in Hanover-area nest
    The second eaglet hatched early Wednesday morning at the nest located in York County. Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania Game Commission What’s better than a baby eagle? Two baby eagles. Read more on this news related to 'Nest'

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