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nestnoun [C]

uk   us   /nest/
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C2 a ​structurebuilt by ​birds or ​insects to ​leavetheireggs in to ​develop, and by some other ​animals to give ​birth or ​live in: a bird's nest a ​wasps'/​hornets' nest a rat's nest Cuckoos are ​famous for ​layingtheireggs in the nests of other ​birds. The ​alligatorsbuildtheir nests out of ​grass near the water's ​edge. a ​comfortablehome: One ​day the ​childrengrow up and leave the nest. a ​place where something ​unpleasant or ​unwanted has ​developed: The ​diplomats have been ​senthome because ​theirembassy has ​become a nest ofspies.

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nestverb [I]

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(Definition of nest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nestnoun [C]

 us   /nest/
a ​structure or other ​place where ​creatures, esp. ​birds, give ​birth or ​leavetheireggs to ​develop
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verb [I]  us   /nest/
Swallows are nesting in ​ourappletree.
(Definition of nest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nest”
in Korean 둥지…
in Arabic عُش…
in Malaysian sarang…
in French nid…
in Russian гнездо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 家, (鳥類或昆蟲的)窩,巢, (某些動物的)穴…
in Italian nido…
in Turkish kuş yuvası, yuva…
in Polish gniazdo…
in Spanish nido…
in Vietnamese tổ chim…
in Portuguese ninho…
in Thai รังนก…
in German das Nest…
in Catalan niu…
in Japanese (鳥などの)巣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 家, (鸟类或昆虫的)窝,巢, 某些动物的穴…
in Indonesian sarang…
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