|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|
|Related terms:||implant nester|
|4.||[ noun ] (military) a kind of gun emplacement|
"a machine-gun nest" "a nest of snipers"
|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|
|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|