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nests, plural;
  1. (of a bird or other animal) Use or build a nest
    • - the owls often nest in barns
    • - do not disturb nesting birds
  2. Fit (an object or objects) inside a larger one
    • - the town is nested inside a large crater on the flanks of a volcano
  3. (of a set of objects) Fit inside one another
    • - Russian dolls that nest inside one another
  4. (esp. in computing and linguistics) Place (an object or element) in a hierarchical arrangement, typically in a subordinate position
    • - organisms classified in a series of nested sets
  1. A structure or place made or chosen by a bird for laying eggs and sheltering its young

  2. A place where an animal or insect breeds or shelters
    • - an ants' nest
  3. A person's snug or secluded retreat or shelter

  4. A bowl-shaped object likened to a bird's nest
    • - arrange in nests of lettuce leaves
  5. A place filled with or frequented by undesirable people or things
    • - a nest of spies
  6. A set of similar objects of graduated sizes, made so that each smaller one fits into the next in size for storage
    • - a nest of tables

  1. a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
  2. inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"
  3. a kind of gun emplacement; "a machine-gun nest"; "a nest of snipers"
  4. fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls"
  5. a cosy or secluded retreat
  6. cuddle: 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"
  7. A nest is a place of refuge to hold an animal's eggs and/or provide a place to live or raise offspring. They are usually made of some organic material such as twigs, grass, and leaves; or may simply be a depression in the ground, or a hole in a tree, rock or building. ...
  8. Nest is a 1996 album by Odds. It was the band's final studio album.
  9. Nest is a Finnish neofolk / ambient band. The band's inspiration comes from the old folk and animal tales, as well as from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and the Grimm Brothers. Kantele, a traditional Finnish musical instrument, is very prominent in the band's music. ...
  10. A bird nest is the spot in which a bird lays and incubates its eggs and raises its young. Although the term is popular in reference to a specific structure made by the bird itself—such as the grassy cup nest of the American Robin or Eurasian Blackbird, or the elaborately woven hanging nest of ...
  11. Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors was a magazine published from 1997 to 2003, for a total run of 26 issues. The first issue was Fall 1997, and the second issue was Fall 1998. Thereafter, the issues were Winter '98-'99, Spring '99, Summer '99, Fall '99, Winter '99-'00, and so on until Fall '04.
  12. National Employment Savings Trust (NEST [formerly Personal Account]) is a proposed new pension system for all workers in the United Kingdom that do not already have a suitable company pension scheme. ...
  13. A structure built by a bird as a place to incubate eggs and rear young; A place used by another mammal, fish, amphibian or insect, for depositing eggs and hatching young; A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or job situation; A retreat, or place of habitual resort; A hideout for bad people to ...
  14. (Nested) Articles packed so that one rests partially or entirely within another, thereby reducing the cubic foot displacement, i.e., paper cups.
  15. (Nested) Signatures assembled inside one another in the proper sequence for binding, as compared to gathered. Also called inset.
  16. (Nested) packed one within another.
  17. (Nested) An element that is entirely contained within another element. For example, the phrase "the quick brown fox" contains a bold element (the word "quick") nested within an italic element (the entire phrase. ...
  18. (Nested) tobacco for the purpose of increasing sale weight tobacco is packed in nested form make sure that only high-quality leaves are visible and poor-quality leaves are is concealed.
  19. (nested) A process or activity self-contained within a larger entity, that retains its identity and characteristics for reporting and analysis.
  20. (nested) Inside a DO-loop can be further DO-loops, inside an IF...THEN...ELSE...ENDIF or CASE can also be additional constructs. Sometimes also IF and CASE constructs are called loops.
  21. (nested) Objects inside of other objects. Symbols may be nested within other symbols. Drawing commands can be nested or executed while other drawing commands are active. Macro programming objects can be nested in terms of their control structure.
  22. (nested) When part of a cell is used as part of an additional cell.
  23. Nested products are stacked one inside the other creating a sleeve of products that can be pulled apart for use.
  24. (NESTING) Placing one enclosure within another before inserting them into a mailing envelope.
  25. (nesting) The placing of one entity (such as a construct, subprogram, format specification, or loop) inside another entity of the same kind. For example, nesting a loop within another loop (a nested loop), or nesting a subroutine within another subroutine (a nested subroutine).