verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of nest
Related formsnest·a·ble, adjectivenest·er, nounnest·like, adjectivenest·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for nest
Unlike Brunner, Remer was itinerant, and spent much time in that other nest of postwar Nazis—Cairo.
Mark Reay is a handsome model-turned-photographer who is homeless, living in a secret ‘nest’ on top of an apartment building.
And an eaglet does not start off flying from the ground, but from the nest.
The two eaglets almost certainly would have died after a big storm wrecked their nest last year.
He found one, a male, maybe 50 yards from the nest with no obvious injuries.
Only the cuckoo of our common birds builds so flimsy a nest as the dove's adored darling.Birds Every Child Should Know|Neltje Blanchan
Jest like a hornet's nest: shake a stick at ary one o' the group, an' they all come buzzin' round te'ble miffy in less 'n no time.
The making and re-making of the nest was learnt on kindergarten principles."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"|Douglas English
"I must not disobey mama," Clare murmured, without looking up from the nest her cheek had made on his bosom.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
It is said that the nest is sometimes built in the crevices of cliffs or in hollow trees.
British Dictionary definitions for nest
Derived Formsnester, nounnestlike, adjective
Word Origin for nest
Idioms and Phrases with nest
see empty nest; feather one's nest; foul one's nest; stir up a hornet's nest.