Definition of nest

Definition of nest
  1. nest Noun A structure built by a bird as a place to incubate eggs and rear young.
  2. nest Noun A place used by another mammal, fish, amphibian or insect, for depositing eggs and hatching young.
  3. nest Noun A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or job situation.
  4. nest Noun A retreat, or place of habitual resort.
  5. nest Noun A hideout for bad people to frequent or haunt.
  6. nest Noun A home that a child or young adult shares with a parent, guardian, or a person acting in the capacity of a parent or guardian. A parental home.
  7. nest Noun A fixed amount of cards in some bidding games awarded to the highest bidder allowing him to exchange any or all with cards in his hand.
  8. nest Noun A fortified position for a weapon, e.g. a machine gun nest.
  9. nest Noun A structure consisting of nested structures, such as nested loops or nested subroutine calls.
  10. nest Verb To build or settle into a nest.
  11. nest Verb To settle into a home.
  12. nest Verb To successively neatly fit inside another.
  13. nest Verb To place in, or as if in, a nest.
  14. nest Verb To place one thing neatly inside another, and both inside yet another (and so on).
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