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Definition of Nest


  1. The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young.
  2. 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.
  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.
  4. 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. A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.
  7. To build and occupy a nest.
  8. To put into a nest; to form a nest for.
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Nest Translations

nest in Dutch is nestelen, een nest maken
nest in French is nid, patelin
nest in German is Nest, Nest, verschachteln, verschachteln
nest in Italian is nido
nest in Portuguese is ninho
nest in Spanish is nido