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Noun: nest  nest
  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, spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality
    "a nest of thieves"
  5. Furniture pieces made to fit close together
Verb: nest  nest
  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 cosy position
    - cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nuzzle, draw close, cosy [Brit, Cdn], cozy [N. Amer], cozy up [N. Amer], cosy up [Brit, Cdn]
  4. Gather nests

Derived forms: nests, nested, nesting

Type of: article of furniture, cling to, clutch, collect, dwell, embed, engraft, furniture, gang, garner, gather, gun emplacement, hold close, hold tight, imbed, implant, inhabit, live, mob, natural object, pack, piece of furniture, plant, populate, pull together, retreat, ring, weapons emplacement

Encyclopedia: Nest