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English

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Noun

Singular
nest

Plural
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Taveta Golden-weaver nest
  1. A structure built by a bird as a place to incubate eggs and rear young
  2. a place used by another mammal, fish, amphibian or insect, for depositing eggs and hatching young
  3. A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or job situation
  4. a retreat, or place of habitual resort
  5. a hideout for bad people to frequent or haunt
    That nightclub is a nest of strange people!
  6. 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.
    I am aspiring to leave the nest.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
    I was forced to change trumps when I found the Ace, Jack, and nine of diamonds in the nest.
  1. (computing) a structure in a programming code, like blocks, functions, subroutines, etc.
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Verb

Infinitive
to nest

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to nest (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) Of animals: To build or settle into a nest.
  2. (intransitive) To settle into a home.
    We loved the new house and were nesting there in 2 days!
  3. (intransitive) To successively neatly fit inside another.
    I bought a set of nesting mixing bowls for mom.
  4. (transitive) To place in, or as if in, a nest.
  5. (transitive) To place one thing neatly inside another, and both inside yet another (and so on).
    There would be much more room in the attic if you had nested all the empty boxes.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

nest (plural nesten, diminutive nestje) n.

  1. A structure built or used by a bird or other animal as a place to incubate eggs and/or rear the hatched young, or as permanent dwelling
  2. A nasty girl

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Old English

Pronunciation

Noun

nest n.

  1. nest

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative nest nest
accusative nest nest
genitive nestes nesta
dative neste nestum


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