Definition of nest :
1. A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.
2. A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.
3. A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or situation; a retreat, or place of habitual resort; hence, those who occupy a nest, frequent a haunt, or are associated in the same pursuit; as, a nest of traitors; a nest of bugs.
4. An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.
5. Hence: the place in which the eggs of other animals, as insects, turtles, etc., are laid and hatched; a snug place in which young animals are reared.
6. The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young.
7. To build and occupy a nest.
8. To put into a nest; to form a nest for.
crew (part of speech: noun)
coterie, group, flock, detachment, detail, troop, posse, faction, cell, retinue, league, fleet, fellowship, bunch, collection, wing, band, complement, battalion, crowd, force, gang, sect, team, caucus, society, crew, union, coalition, assemblage, outfit, party, pack, host, club, school, circle, regiment, mob, platoon, herd, phalanx, army, set, string, company, fraternity, tribe, covey, junta, drove, body, ring, staff, hive, cadre, aggregation, brigade, division, litter, bevy, troupe, cabal, clique, clan, assembly, squad, colony
- If he had gone twenty miles farther, he'd have been at the Great Falls; and the Minnetaree Indians had told of those falls, and of an eagle's nest there, though they said nothing about the river to the north. - "The Young Alaskans on the Missouri", Emerson Hough.
- You're safe enough in your nest there, but it's war for me down here. - "The Jungle Book", Rudyard Kipling.
- But it takes her back to the nest. - "A Family Man (From the Fifth Series Plays)", John Galsworthy Last Updated: February 10, 2009.