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nest (n.)

"structure built by a bird or domestic fowl for the insulation and rearing of its young," Old English nest "bird's nest; snug retreat," also "young bird, brood," from Proto-Germanic *nistaz (source also of Middle Low German, Middle Dutch nest, German Nest; not found in Scandinavian or Gothic), from PIE *nizdo- (source also of Sanskrit nidah "resting place, nest," Latin nidus "nest," Old Church Slavonic gnezdo, Old Irish net, Welsh nyth, Breton nez "nest"), probably from *ni "down" + from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit."

From c. 1200 of an animal or insect. Used since Middle English in reference to various accumulations of things, especially of diminishing sizes, each fitting within the next (such as a nest of drawers, early 18c.). Nest egg "retirement savings" is from 1700; it was originally "a real or artificial egg left in a nest to induce the hen to go on laying there" (nest ei, early 14c.), hence "something laid up as the beginning of a continued growth."

nest (v.)

Middle English nesten, from Old English nistan "to build (a bird's) nests, to make or live in a nest," from Proto-Germanic *nistijanan, from the source of nest (n.). The modern verb is perhaps a new formation in Middle English from the noun. Related: Nested; nesting.

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Definitions of nest
1
nest (n.)
a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young;
nest (n.)
a kind of gun emplacement;
a machine-gun nest
a nest of snipers
nest (n.)
a cosy or secluded retreat;
nest (n.)
a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality;
a nest of thieves
nest (n.)
furniture pieces made to fit close together;
2
nest (v.)
inhabit a nest, usually after building;
birds are nesting outside my window every Spring
nest (v.)
fit together or fit inside;
nested bowls
nest (v.)
move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position;
Synonyms: cuddle / snuggle / nestle / nuzzle / draw close
nest (v.)
gather nests;
From wordnet.princeton.edu