Origin of nested
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of nest
Related Words for nestedfixed, ingrained, reside, locate, settle, crash, occupy, abide, hover, linger, stop, live, continue, endure, stand, persist, last, prevail, survive, wait
Examples from the Web for nested
Contemporary Examples of nested
Fageeh decided to test out the big city waters of New York, so he applied to Columbia University and nested in Harlem.‘No Woman, No Drive’: Behind the Viral Video
October 28, 2013
Historical Examples of nested
They nested, as usual, deep in the bank below, in a hollow formed by her roots."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"
At some time in the past birds had nested there, but that was all.The Rover Boys Under Canvas
Arthur M. Winfield
She had a dimpled chin that nested in a fluffy blurr of lace.The Dew of Their Youth
S. R. Crockett
What doth the blackbird in the boughs Sing all day to his nested spouse?Hawthorn and Lavender
William Ernest Henley
They nested in their old corner under the eaves of Caspar's gable-roof.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls
Word Origin for nest
Old English nest "bird's nest, snug retreat," also "young bird, brood," from Proto-Germanic *nistaz (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch nest, German Nest), from PIE *nizdo- (cf. Sanskrit nidah "resting place, nest," Latin nidus "nest," Old Church Slavonic gnezdo, Old Irish net, Welsh nyth, Breton nez "nest"), probably from *ni "down" + *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).
Used since Middle English in reference to various accumulations of things (e.g. a nest of drawers, early 18c.). Nest egg "retirement savings" is from 1700, originally "a real or artificial egg left in a nest to induce the hen to go on laying there" (c.1600).
see empty nest; feather one's nest; foul one's nest; stir up a hornet's nest.