Definitions of nest

  1. 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.
  2. To put into a nest; to form a nest for.
  3. To place in a nest.
  4. To place in a nest; supply with nests; place, as dishes, one inside another.
  5. To build and occupy a nest.
  6. 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"
  7. gather nests
  8. To build a nest; hunt for nests.
  9. a kind of gun emplacement; " a machine- gun nest"; " a nest of snipers"
  10. a cosy or secluded retreat
  11. a gang of criminals assembled in one place; " a nest of thieves"
  12. a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
  13. a gang of people ( criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; " a nest of thieves"
  14. fit together or fit inside; " nested bowls"
  15. inhabit a nest, usually after building; " birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"
  16. The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.
  20. A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.
  21. A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.
  22. 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.
  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.
  24. Place where eggs are laid and hatched; bed formed by a bird; comfortable residence.
  25. The place where a bird lays and hatches eggs and rears its young.
  26. Any cozy abode; a home; haunt.
  27. A set of similar things fitting into each other.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.