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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.

Synonyms:

go up, nuzzle, come near, haunt, incubator, snuggle, draw near, nose, retreat, come on, near, aerie, lair, draw close, cradle, womb, cuddle, approach, nestle.

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