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Synonyms for nest
nɛstnest

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  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"

    Synonyms:
    snuggle, nuzzle, nestle, draw close, cuddle

  7. nestverb

    fit together or fit inside

    "nested bowls"

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

  9. nestverb

    gather nests

    Synonyms:
    snuggle, nuzzle, nestle, draw close, cuddle

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. nestnoun

    Synonyms:
    AERIE

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. nestnoun

    Synonyms:
    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. J. G. Holland:

    God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.

  2. Brad Hilliard:

    It hasn't turned up yet, i just assume it's being used in a nest!

  3. Paul Carroll:

    It's been all about pressure and brinksmanship and military tools and tactics and chess something, and now to literally, directly taunt the leader of North Korea is like poking the hornet's nest yet again, if you do this kind of ratcheting (up) of rhetorical tensions but also sending military hardware into the region, if you do that absent of any kind of offramp or door or window for the North Koreans to consider walking through and reengaging in any sort of discussions, bad things are going to happen.

  4. Adam Mackasek:

    We don't want people to feel like they know what they're going to see. It challenges us not to take the safe route, no one ever thought they would see a dragon land in a bird's nest. No one expected a digital pop group dance on stage with an actual pop group.

  5. 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.


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