Translation of "nest" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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nestnoun [ C ]

uk /nest/ us /nest/

nest noun [ C ] (HOME)

C2 a structure built by birds or insects to leave their eggs in to develop, and by some other animals to give birth or live in

a bird's nest 鳥巢
a wasps'/hornets' nest 黃蜂/馬蜂窩
a rat's nest 鼠穴
Cuckoos are famous for laying their eggs in the nests of other birds. 杜鵑以在其他鳥的窩巢裡下蛋而聞名。
The alligators build their nests out of grass near the water's edge. 短吻鱷在水邊用草給自己搭窩。

a comfortable home

One day the children grow up and leave the nest. 當孩子們長大後離開安樂窩

a place where something unpleasant or unwanted has developed

The diplomats have been sent home because their embassy has become a nest of spies. 外交官被遣送回國,因為他們的大使館已經淪為間諜窩。

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nest noun [ C ] (SET)

a set of things that are similar but different in size and have been designed to fit inside each other

I'd like a nest of tables for the living room. 我想在客廳裡放一套桌子。

nestverb [ I ]

uk /nest/ us /nest/

C2 to build a nest, or live in a nest

We've got some swallows nesting in our roof at the moment. 現在有幾隻燕子在我們的屋頂下築巢。
Farm buildings are ideal nesting sites for barn owls. 石頭搭建的農舍是倉鴞理想的棲息之所。

(Translation of “nest” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)