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Synonyms for nest

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nest(noun)

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

  2. nest(noun)

    a kind of gun emplacement

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

  3. nest(noun)

    a cosy or secluded retreat

  4. nest(noun)

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

    "a nest of thieves"

  5. nest(verb)

    furniture pieces made to fit close together

  6. nest(verb)

    inhabit a nest, usually after building

    "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"

    snuggle, nuzzle, nestle, draw close, cuddle

  7. nest(verb)

    fit together or fit inside

    "nested bowls"

    snuggle, nuzzle, nestle, draw close, cuddle

  8. cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close(verb)

    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. nest(verb)

    gather nests

    snuggle, nuzzle, nestle, draw close, cuddle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nest(n.)


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nest(n)

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

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    nesting, nests, nid, breed, foxhole, breeding, niche, nestling, redd, doghouse, mountaintop, pid, nested, nld

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How to use nest in a sentence?

  1. Steve Babbitt:

    The group just finished teeing off on hole # 7 and were walking down the fairway, they were aware of a goose nest on their left which they were looking at but not bothering when from behind them and to the right came the guard goose( protecting the nest).

  2. Jeff Smith:

    Aziz is highly critical of the Pakistani government but Islamabad knows he commands a sizable following and claim they have no legal grounds to arrest or convict him. Ultimately, they’ve decided it’s best to avoid stirring the hornet’s nest, even if means quietly allowing the swarm to proliferate, ideally, Pakistan would pass legislation or criminal justice reforms outlawing the type of hate speech espoused by Aziz and his ilk, and then deal with them through the appropriate legal mechanisms.

  3. Judith Ward:

    I couldn't imagine living in retirement and seeing your nest egg drop by more than a third.

  4. Amit Ray:

    Education is unfolding the wings of head and heart together. A true teacher pushes the students out of the nest to strengthen the wings.

  5. Sven Spichiger:

    We did get an initial direction of the flight, we were able to meet with several of the property owners and get a few more eyewitness accounts of seeing hornets earlier the week before or earlier in the summer, and so we are starting to narrow down exactly where the hornets' nest is.

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