Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nest

5 senses of nest

Sense 1
nest -- (a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young)
       => natural object -- (an object occurring naturally; not made by man)

Sense 2
nest -- (a kind of gun emplacement; "a machine-gun nest"; "a nest of snipers")
       => gun emplacement, weapons emplacement -- (an emplacement for a gun)

Sense 3
nest -- (a cosy or secluded retreat)
       => retreat -- (a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet)

Sense 4
nest -- (a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; "a nest of thieves")
       => gang, pack, ring, mob -- (an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves")

Sense 5
nest -- (furniture pieces made to fit close together)
       => furniture, piece of furniture, article of furniture -- (furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb nest

4 senses of nest

Sense 1
nest -- (inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring")
       => populate, dwell, live, inhabit -- (inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods")

Sense 2
nest -- (fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls")
       => implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant -- (fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum")

Sense 3
cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close -- (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")
       => cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch -- (hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared")

Sense 4
nest -- (gather nests)
       => gather, garner, collect, pull together -- (assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together")

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