verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of nest
OTHER WORDS FROM nestnest·a·ble, adjectivenester, nounnestlike, adjectivenesty, adjective
Words nearby nest
Example sentences from the Web for nest
With tens of millions across the US currently unemployed, the number of residents with anything close to an ample emergency nest egg has likely dropped even lower.Hurricane Laura is the strongest storm to hit Louisiana in more than a century|Sara Chodosh|August 28, 2020|Popular Science
Most creatures, most of the time, find it easier to do the latter than the former, which is why living things generally are more concerned with feathering their nests than de-feathering those of others.Just Because It’s Natural Doesn’t Mean It’s Good - Issue 89: The Dark Side|David P. Barash|August 19, 2020|Nautilus
For example, some of them sat on eggs in open nests, like modern birds.
They also worry that the investigation could be used to build up his own nest of public funds and could be used to resurrect the controversial $470 million desalination project in Playas de Rosarito.Border Report: Surviving in Tijuana Has Gotten Even Harder for Haitian Migrants|Maya Srikrishnan|July 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
This could include whole nests of honeybees, other types of hornets and yellow jackets.
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 forms of nestnester, 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.