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Definition of Nest

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.

Nest Quotations

Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that's it. You're going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that's deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.
Andrew Shue

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
William Blake

Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Arthur Schopenhauer

What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.
Jay Inslee

We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation, a ship going to discover the New World. And the Beatles were in the crow's nest of that ship.
John Lennon
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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
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