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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 nest /ˈnɛst/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 nest /ˈnɛst/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 巢; 巢結; 巢套; 套; 巢狀; 嵌套; 後進先出( 一種存取方式 )

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nest n.
 1. The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young.
    The birds of the air have nests.   --Matt. viii. 20.
 2. 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.
 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.
    A little cottage, like some poor man's nest.   --Spenser.
 4. Geol. An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.
 5. A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.
 6. Mech. A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nest v. i. To build and occupy a nest.
    The king of birds nested within his leaves.   --Howell.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nest, v. t. To put into a nest; to form a nest for.
    From him who nested himself into the chief power.   --South.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their
      2: a kind of gun emplacement; "a machine-gun nest"; "a nest of
      3: a cosy or secluded retreat
      4: a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists)
         assembled in one locality; "a nest of thieves"
      5: furniture pieces made to fit close together
      v 1: inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting
           outside my window every Spring"
      2: fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls"
      3: 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" [syn: cuddle,
          snuggle, nestle, nuzzle, draw close]
      4: gather nests