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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

The human bird shall take his first flight, filling the world with amazement, all writings with his fame, and bringing eternal glory to the nest whence he sprang.
Leonardo da Vinci

Not too many years ago, both parties acknowledged that our entitlement commitments were a sword hanging over our heads. But when President George W. Bush tried to begin discussions on Social Security reform, Democrats ridiculed and demonized him and told seniors he was after their nest eggs.
David Limbaugh

You know how fighting fish do it? They blow bubbles and in each one of those bubbles is an egg and they float the egg up to the surface. They keep this whole heavy nest of eggs floating, and they're constantly repairing it. It's as if they live in both elements.
Audre Lorde
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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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