Synonyms of nest


1. nest, natural object

usage: a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young

2. nest, gun emplacement, weapons emplacement

usage: a kind of gun emplacement; "a machine-gun nest"; "a nest of snipers"

3. nest, retreat

usage: a cosy or secluded retreat

4. nest, gang, pack, ring, mob

usage: a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; "a nest of thieves"

5. nest, furniture, piece of furniture, article of furniture

usage: furniture pieces made to fit close together


1. nest, populate, dwell, live, inhabit

usage: inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"

2. nest, implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant

usage: fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls"

3. cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close, cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch

usage: 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"

4. nest, gather, garner, collect, pull together

usage: gather nests

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Definition and meaning of nest (Dictionary)