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
Example sentences from the Web for nest
Happi is an orphaned orangutan in Borneo who loves papaya and building nests with sticks.A virtual menagerie: How conservation and rescue efforts can connect us with wildlife around the world|Andrea Sachs|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Birdwatchers in the United States and elsewhere have previously used similar barriers, or baffles, to keep snakes and raccoons away from the nest boxes in their yards.These snakes wiggle up smooth poles by turning their bodies into ‘lassoes’|Kate Baggaley|January 13, 2021|Popular Science
One began following the other around, and the couple eventually retired to the cage’s private retreat, a nest box.Rats with poisonous hairdos live surprisingly sociable private lives|Susan Milius|January 12, 2021|Science News
If you take a female mouse, even if she hasn’t given birth, when you put mouse pups close to her, she will build a nest and take care of them.Catherine Dulac Finds Brain Circuitry Behind Sex-Specific Behaviors|Claudia Dreifus|December 14, 2020|Quanta Magazine
It actually comes from the word nicher meaning "to make a nest."
Is your jeely-pan good solid copper or only one of thae nesty French things that need to be lacquered every month?Patsy|S. R. Crockett
Repose by small fatigue is earned, and Weariness can snore upon the flint, when nesty Sloth, finds a down pillow hard.The Art of Invigorating and Prolonging Life|William Kitchiner
The genus "bodie" is divided into two species—the "harmless bodies" and the "nesty bodies."The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown
I hae had eneuch o' men—nesty, saucy, ill-favoured characters.The Men of the Moss-Hags|S. R. Crockett
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.