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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (5)

1. a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young;

2. a kind of gun emplacement;
- Example: "a machine-gun nest"
- Example: "a nest of snipers"

3. a cosy or secluded retreat;

4. a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality;
- Example: "a nest of thieves"

5. furniture pieces made to fit close together;


VERB (4)

1. inhabit a nest, usually after building;
- Example: "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"

2. fit together or fit inside;
- Example: "nested bowls"

3. move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position;
- Example: "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"
- Example: "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
[syn: cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close]

4. gather nests;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nest \Nest\, v. i. To build and occupy a nest. [1913 Webster] The king of birds nested within his leaves. --Howell. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nest \Nest\ (n[e^]st), n. [AS. nest; akin to D. & G. nest, Sw. n[aum]ste, L. nidus, for nisdus, Skr. n[imac][dsdot]a resting place, nest; cf. Lith. lizdas, Arm. neiz, Gael. & Ir. nead. Prob. from the particle ni down, Skr. ni + the root of E. sit, and thus orig., a place to sit down in. [root] 264. See Nether, and Sit, and cf. Eyas, Nidification, Nye.] 1. The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young. [1913 Webster] The birds of the air have nests. --Matt. viii. 20. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The place in which the eggs of other animals, as insects, turtles, etc., are laid and hatched; a snug place in which young animals are reared. --Bentley. [1913 Webster] 3. A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or situation; a retreat, or place of habitual resort; hence, those who occupy a nest, frequent a haunt, or are associated in the same pursuit; as, a nest of traitors; a nest of bugs. [1913 Webster] A little cottage, like some poor man's nest. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 4. (Geol.) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock. [1913 Webster] 5. A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mech.) A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nest \Nest\, v. t. To put into a nest; to form a nest for. [1913 Webster] From him who nested himself into the chief power. --South. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

nest n 1: a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young 2: a kind of gun emplacement; "a machine-gun nest"; "a nest of snipers" 3: a cosy or secluded retreat 4: a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; "a nest of thieves" 5: furniture pieces made to fit close together v 1: inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring" 2: fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls" 3: move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags" [syn: cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close] 4: gather nests
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

142 Moby Thesaurus words for "nest": a mass of, a world of, abide, abiding place, abode, address, aerie, anchor, apiary, army, bee tree, beehive, berth, bevy, billet at, birthplace, bivouac, breeding place, brood, brooder, bunch, bunk, burrow, camp, cantonment, cloud, clutch, clutter, cohabit, colonize, come to anchor, covey, cradle, crash pad, crib, den, domesticate, domicile, domiciliate, domus, doss down, drop anchor, dwell, dwelling, dwelling place, ensconce, establish residence, eyrie, farrow, flight, flock, flocks, forcing bed, fry, get, habitation, hail, hang out, hatch, hatchery, haunt, hideaway, hive, host, hotbed, incubator, inhabit, jam, keep house, lair, large amount, legion, litter, live, live at, locate, lodge, lodging, lodging place, lodgment, lots, many, masses of, mob, moor, move, muchness, multitude, nidus, numbers, nursery, occupy, pack, pad, park, people, perch, place, place to live, plurality, populate, quantities, quite a few, refuge, relocate, remain, reside, residence, resort, retreat, roof, rookery, room, roost, rout, ruck, scores, seat, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down, shoal, sit down, snuggery, spat, spawn, squat, stand, stay, stay at, strike root, swarm, take residence at, take root, take up residence, tenant, throng, tidy sum, vespiary, worlds of, young
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