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Meaning & Definition of Nest in English

English

Nest

/nɛst/

noun

1. A structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young

    synonym:
  • nest

2. A kind of gun emplacement

  • "A machine-gun nest"
  • "A nest of snipers"
    synonym:
  • nest

3. A cosy or secluded retreat

    synonym:
  • nest

4. A gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality

  • "A nest of thieves"
    synonym:
  • nest

5. Furniture pieces made to fit close together

    synonym:
  • nest

verb

1. Inhabit a nest, usually after building

  • "Birds are nesting outside my window every spring"
    synonym:
  • nest

2. Fit together or fit inside

  • "Nested bowls"
    synonym:
  • nest

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • cuddle
  • ,
  • snuggle
  • ,
  • nestle
  • ,
  • nest
  • ,
  • nuzzle
  • ,
  • draw close

4. Gather nests

    synonym:
  • nest

Examples of using

Apparently they nest in a tree out front of house.
It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest.
The bird is in its nest.