1. [ noun ] a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
Related terms: natural_object mouse_nest wasp's_nest bird's_nest drey nidus beehive
2. [ verb ] inhabit a nest, usually after building

"birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"

Related terms: inhabit nester
3. [ verb ] fit together or fit inside

"nested bowls"

Related terms: implant nester
4. [ noun ] (military) a kind of gun emplacement

"a machine-gun nest" "a nest of snipers"

Related terms: gun_emplacement
5. [ verb ] move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
Synonyms: nestle snuggle cuddle draw_close nuzzle

"We cuddled against each other to keep warm" "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"

Related terms: cling_to draw_close nestle caressing cuddle
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 26223
7. [ noun ] a cosy or secluded retreat
Related terms: retreat
8. [ verb ] gather nests
Related terms: gather nester
9. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality

"a nest of thieves"

Related terms: gang sleeper_nest
10. [ noun ] furniture pieces made to fit close together
Related terms: furniture
Similar spelling:   newest