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Nest (IPA: /ˈnɛst/)


Nest (n.)

The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young.

Nest (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.

Nest (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.

Nest (n.)

An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.

Nest (n.)

A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.

Nest (n.)

A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.

Nest (v. i.)

To build and occupy a nest.

Nest (v. t.)

To put into a nest; to form a nest for.

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Place of refuge for animals

Nest

1995 album by Nits

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Finnish neofolk/ambient band

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Protein structural motif

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Interior design magazine

Example Sentence (Quote)

" 225. What I hold fast to is not one proposition but a nest of propositions." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A bird is safe in its nest - but that is not what its wings are made for." - Amit Ray

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Build your nest upon no tree here, for ye see that God hath sold the forest to death." - Samuel Rutherford

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Fang: Well, Gran Pulse is just as twisted. 'Cocoon's a nest of vipers, ready to strike,' or so I thought." - Final Fantasy XIII

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Our nest is yours." - Stranger in a Strange Land


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