A nest is a place of refuge to hold an animal's eggs or provide a place to live or raise offspring. They are usually made of some organic material such as twigs, grass, and leaves; or may simply be a depression in the ground, or a hole in a tree, rock or building. Human-made materials, such as string, plastic, cloth, hair or paper, may also be used.
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More definitions of "nest":
- (noun): A cosy or secluded retreat.
- (verb): Move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position.
Synonyms: cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nuzzle, draw close
- (noun): Furniture pieces made to fit close together.
- (verb): Inhabit a nest, usually after building.
Example: "Birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"
- (noun): A kind of gun emplacement.
Example: "A machine-gun nest"; "a nest of snipers"
- (verb): Gather nests.
- (verb): Fit together or fit inside.
Example: "Nested bowls"
- (noun): A gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality.
Example: "A nest of thieves"
Famous quotes containing the word nest:
“Merrily swinging on brier and weed,
Near to the nest of his litle dame,
Over the mountainside or mead,
Robert of Lincoln is telling his name:
—William Cullen Bryant (17941878)
“Without, the frost, the blinding snow,
The storm-winds moody madness
Within, the firelights ruddy glow,
And childhoods nest of gladness.
The magic words shall hold thee fast:
Thou shalt not heed the raving blast.”
—Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (18321898)
“Far from her nest the lapwing cries away;
My heart prays for him, though my tongue do curse.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)