HyperDic: nest

English > 9 senses of the word nest:
NOUNobjectnesta structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
artifactnesta kind of gun emplacement
locationnesta cosy or secluded / secluded retreat
groupnesta gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality
artifactnestfurniture pieces made to fit close together
VERBstativenestinhabit a nest, usually after building
contactnestfit together or fit inside
contactnest, cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nuzzle, draw closemove or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
contactnestgather nests
nest > pronunciation
Soundsneh'st
Rhymesabreast ... zest: 76 rhymes with ehst...
English > nest: 9 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young.
Narrowerbeehive, hiveA structure that provides a natural habitation for bees
bird's nest, bird nest, birdnestnest where birds lay their eggs and hatch their young
dreyThe nest of a squirrel
mouse nest, mouse's nestWhere mice bear and raise their young
nidusA nest in which spiders or insects deposit their eggs
Broadernatural objectAn object occurring naturally
Spanishmadriguera, nido
Catalanniu
Verbsnestgather nests
nestinhabit a nest, usually after building
English > nest: 9 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA kind of gun emplacement.
Examples
  • "a machine-gun nest"
  • "a nest of snipers"
Broadergun emplacement, weapons emplacementAn emplacement for a gun
English > nest: 9 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningA cosy or secluded / secluded retreat.
BroaderretreatA place of privacy
Spanishnido
Catalanniu
English > nest: 9 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality.
Example"a nest of thieves"
Categoryterrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist actThe calculated use of violence (or the threat / threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
Narrowersleeper nestA nest of sleepers awaiting a prearranged signal
Broadergang, pack, ring, mobAn association of criminals
Spanishapacheta, ladronera
Catalanniu
English > nest: 9 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningfurniture pieces made to fit close together.
Broaderfurniture, piece of furniture, article of furniturefurnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy
Catalanniu
Verbsnestfit together or fit inside
English > nest: 9 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningInhabit a nest, usually after building.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"
Broaderpopulate, dwell, live, inhabitInhabit or live in
Spanishanidar
Nounsnesta structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
nestera bird that has built (or is building) a nest
English > nest: 9 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningfit together or fit inside.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"nested bowls"
Broaderimplant, engraft, embed, imbed, plantFix or set securely or deeply
Spanishanidar
Nounsnestfurniture pieces made to fit close together
nestera bird that has built (or is building) a nest
English > nest: 9 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningMove or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymscuddle, snuggle, nestle, nuzzle, draw close
Broadercling to, hold close, hold tight, clutchhold firmly, usually with one's hands
Similar todraw closePull towards oneself
nestle, snugglePosition comfortably
Spanishabrazarse, abrazar, acomodarse, acurrucarse, arrimarse, estrecharse
Catalanabraçar, acostar-se, arrambar-se
English > nest: 9 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningGather nests.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelIn the summer they like to go out and nest
Broadergather, garner, collect, pull togetherAssemble or get together
Spanishbuscar nidos, reunir nidos
Nounsnesta structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
nestera bird that has built (or is building) a nest

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