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 nesting
The birds have returned to the beach for their annual nesting—and the uncommon people never left.Six Months After Sandy, the Rockaway Story Continues|Michael Daly|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the Cavour high school in central Rome, mice run through the halls, nibbling on open wiring and nesting in the lockers.
Durnford found it nesting at Tombo Point, sixty miles south of the Chupat river.Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2)|P. L. Sclater
Does he receive his critiques from Eaton or Harrow—based on the experience of a week's birds'-nesting and its consequences?Modern Painters Volume I (of V)|John Ruskin
While this nesting was going on I could hear five different birds at once either in the garden or from any of the windows.Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies
It is a fresh water fowl, and exclusively so in the selection of its nesting haunts.
They breed abundantly on the marshes of northern Alaska and Greenland, nesting the same as others of the species.The Bird Book|Chester A. Reed
British Dictionary definitions for nesting (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for nesting (2 of 2)
Derived Formsnester, nounnestlike, adjective
Word Origin for nest
Idioms and Phrases with nesting
see empty nest; feather one's nest; foul one's nest; stir up a hornet's nest.