Definition of nesta
1. nest [ n ] a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their youngUsed in print:
(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
Most species seem to prefer a ready-made hollow such_as a deserted mouse_nest , a bird_house , or the hole made by a woodpecker ; some show a definite liking for making their nest in moss .
The young queens and drones leave the nest and mate , and after a short period of freedom , the fertilized young queens will begin to dig in for the winter .
At the old nest , the queen will in the early fall cease to lay the fertilized eggs that will produce females .
As a result , the proportion of males ( which leave the nest ) increases , and eventually the old colony will die_out completely .
The nest itself , the structure that in some cases housed about 2000 individuals when the season was at its peak , is now rapidly destroyed by the scavenging larvae of certain beetles and moths .Synonyms nest Related Terms natural_object mouse_nest wasp's_nest bird's_nest drey nidus beehive
2. nest [ v ] inhabit a nest, usually after building
Examples: "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"
(Newark Evening News...)
By comparison , Stone_Harbor bird_sanctuary 's allies seem less formidable , for aside from the Audubon_Society , they are mostly the snowy , common and cattle_egrets and the Louisiana , green , little blue and black-crowned herons who nest and feed there .Synonyms nest Related Terms inhabit nester
3. nest [ v ] fit together or fit inside
Examples: "nested bowls"
(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
Below in the open bay facing Manhattan was Staten_Island , gritty with clam_shells and mud_flats behind which nested farms , cattle barns , and berry thickets .
(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
Abel sat and regarded the farm country which , spreading_out from both sides of the road , rolled greenly up to where the silent white houses and long barns and silos nested into the tilled fields .Synonyms nest Related Terms implant nester
4. nest [ n ] a kind of gun emplacement
Examples: "a machine-gun nest" "a nest of snipers"
(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
There was a sniper 's nest in a mountain cave , and it was picking_off our men with devilish accuracy .Synonyms nest Related Terms gun_emplacement
5. nest [ v ] move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
Examples: "We cuddled against each other to keep warm" "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
6. Nest [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 26223Synonyms Nest
7. nest [ n ] a cosy or secluded retreatSynonyms nest Related Terms retreat
8. nest [ v ] gather nestsSynonyms nest Related Terms gather nester
9. nest [ n ] a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality
Examples: "a nest of thieves"
10. nest [ n ] furniture pieces made to fit close togetherSynonyms nest Related Terms furniture
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