Translation of "nest" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] (HOME) uk us /nest/

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

when 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 and espionage. 外交官被遣送回國,因為他們的大使館已經淪為間諜窩。

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