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Synonyms for nest

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nestnoun

    a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young

  2. nestnoun

    a kind of gun emplacement

    "a machine-gun nest"; "a nest of snipers"

  3. nestnoun

    a cosy or secluded retreat

  4. nestnoun

    a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality

    "a nest of thieves"

  5. nestverb

    furniture pieces made to fit close together

  6. nestverb

    inhabit a nest, usually after building

    "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"

    snuggle, nuzzle, nestle, draw close, cuddle

  7. nestverb

    fit together or fit inside

    "nested bowls"

    snuggle, nuzzle, nestle, draw close, cuddle

  8. cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw closeverb

    move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position

    "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"

    come near, approach, nuzzle, nose, cuddle, snuggle, draw near, nestle, come on, near, go up, draw close

  9. nestverb

    gather nests

    snuggle, nuzzle, nestle, draw close, cuddle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nestnoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nestnoun

    nidus, eyrie, aerie, retreat, den, haunt, resort

    Associated words:
    nidificate, nidification, neossine, caliology, cubilose, nidulant

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How to use nest in a sentence?

  1. Michael Thiele:

    We can do this very, very simple thing — return bees into their natural nest environment, into their natural biosphere, if we lose them due to human-induced mass extinction, will there be a tomorrow?

  2. The Forest Service:

    Sometimes Mother Nature can be harsh and disappoint us with our human hopes, getting a glimpse into the daily lives of this beautiful bald eagle pair has been a real treat. Bald eagles have a very strong fidelity to their nest sites.

  3. Michael Bivona:

    From LIU Magazine-Winter 2016. In response to students question he said: "There is no doubt that the best nest egg is to be successful, and that will only happen if young people have the confidence to invest in themselves first."

  4. Amy Ries:

    In an eagle's nest, life goes on, when we look into the nest, we see something of ourselves staring back at us, but we also see something wild beyond our comprehension.

  5. Justin Humphreys:

    The Airstream design team incorporated a number of clever design elements in order to maximize every square inch of Nest’s 16 feet, we’ve never had this much storage in a 16-foot travel trailer.

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