nest /ˈnɛst/ 名詞
巢; 巢結; 巢套; 套; 巢狀; 嵌套; 後進先出( 一種存取方式 )
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.
Nest v. i. To build and occupy a nest.
The king of birds nested within his leaves. --Howell.
Nest, v. t. To put into a nest; to form a nest for.
From him who nested himself into the chief power. --South.
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