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nest definition and meaning

n. The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young.
n. 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.
n. 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.
n. An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.
n. A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.
n. A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.
v. i. To build and occupy a nest.
v. t. To put into a nest; to form a nest for.

Crossword clues for nest

- Bird house
- Bird structure
- Bird's home
- Bird’s home
- Bird’s roost
- Bird’s structure
- Building project for cranes
- Cosy place
- Cosy retreat
- Eagle’s home
- Nidus
- Points way to get home
- Sent off to get egg container
- Set of tables
- Snug retreat

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