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Definition of "nest" []

  • A container or shelter made by a bird out of twigs, grass, or other material to hold its eggs and young. (noun)
  • A similar structure in which fish, insects, or other animals deposit eggs or keep their young. (noun)
  • A place in which young are reared; a lair. (noun)
  • A number of insects, birds, or other animals occupying such a place: a nest of hornets. (noun)
  • A place affording snug refuge or lodging; a home. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nest" in a sentence
  • "        Cosimo of the stork nest    nest nest                green nest chunks"
  • "Now, throughout _the whole of these families the nest is open_, and I am not aware of a single instance in which any one of these birds builds a _domed nest_, or places it in a _hole of a tree_, or _underground_, or in any place where it is effectually concealed."
  • "                         red nest        building the nest    a nest toad"