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Dictionary definition for: Nest

1. (n) a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young

2. (v) inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"

3. (n) a kind of gun emplacement; "a machine-gun nest" "a nest of snipers"

4. (v) fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls"

5. (n) a cosy or secluded retreat

6. (v) 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"

7. (n) a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; "a nest of thieves"

8. (v) gather nests

9. (n) furniture pieces made to fit close together

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