Pronunciation: nĕst
n.1.The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young.
The birds of the air have nests.
- Matt. viii. 20.
2.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.
3.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.
A little cottage, like some poor man's nest.
- Spenser.
4.(Geol.) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.
5.A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.
6.(Mech.) A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.
v. i.1.To build and occupy a nest.
v. t.1.To put into a nest; to form a nest for.
Noun1.Nestnest - a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
2.nest - a kind of gun emplacement; "a machine-gun nest"; "a nest of snipers"
3.nest - a cosy or secluded retreat
4.nest - a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; "a nest of thieves"
5.nest - furniture pieces made to fit close together
Verb1.nest - inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"
2.nest - fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls"
3.nest - 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"
4.nest - gather nests
Netware Embedded Systems Technology (Novell, Netware) To see a bird's nest in your dream, signifies a prosperous endeavour, new opportunities, and fortune. To see an empty nest in your dream, signifies sorrow through the absence of a friend. To see a nest filled with broken or bad eggs, symbolizes disappointments and failure.a mass of, a world of, abide, abiding place, abode, address, aerie, anchor, apiary, army, bee tree, beehive, berth, bevy, billet at, birthplace, bivouac, breeding place, brood, brooder, bunch, bunk, burrow, camp, cantonment, cloud, clutch, clutter, cohabit, colonize, come to anchor, covey, cradle, crash pad, crib, domesticate, domicile, domiciliate, domus, doss down, drop anchor, dwell, dwelling, dwelling place, ensconce, establish residence, eyrie, farrow, flight, flock, flocks, forcing bed, fry, get, habitation, hail, hang out, hatch, hatchery, haunt, hideaway, hive, host, hotbed, incubator, inhabit, jam, keep house, lair, large amount, legion, litter, live, live at, locate, lodge, lodging, lodging place, lodgment, lots, many, masses of, mob, moor, move, muchness, multitude, nidus, numbers, nursery, occupy, pack, pad, park, people, perch, place, place to live, plurality, populate, quantities, quite a few, relocate, remain, reside, residence, resort, retreat, roof, rookery, room, roost, rout, ruck, scores, seat, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down, shoal, sit down, snuggery, spat, spawn, squat, stand, stay, stay at, strike root, swarm, take residence at, take root, take up residence, tenant, throng, tidy sum, vespiary, worlds of, young
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