verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of nest
Examples from the Web for nester
Historical Examples of nester
Not once had he referred to the nester, and his silence had nettled Duncan.
Evidently he had expected that she had been about to ask who had killed the nester.
He put up that night at the place of a nester in the foothills.Crooked Trails and Straight
William MacLeod Raine
The problem of a fighting “nester” was a new one to the cattlemen of that country.The Rustler of Wind River
G. W. Ogden
He paused and looked around for appreciation, but only the nester kids smiled.Bat Wing Bowles
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.