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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nest  \Nest\,  n.  [AS.  nest;  akin  to  D.  &  G.  nest,  Sw  n["a]ste, 
  L.  nidus,  for  nisdus,  Skr.  n[=i]?a  resting  place  nest;  cf 
  Lith.  lizdas  Arm.  neiz,  Gael.  &  Ir  nead.  Prob.  from  the 
  particle  ni  down  Skr.  ni  +  the  root  of  E.  sit  and  thus 
  orig.,  a  place  to  sit  down  in  [root]  264.  See  {Nether},  and 
  {Sit},  and  cf  {Eyas},  {Nidification},  {Nye}.] 
  1.  The  bed  or  receptacle  prepared  by  a  fowl  for  holding  her 
  eggs  and  for  hatching  and  rearing  her  young. 
  The  birds  of  the  air  have  nests.  --Matt.  viii. 
  2.  Hence:  the  place  in  which  the  eggs  of  other  animals,  as 
  insects,  turtles,  etc.,  are  laid  and  hatched;  a  snug  place 
  in  which  young  animals  are  reared.  --Bentley. 
  3.  A  snug,  comfortable,  or  cozy  residence  or  situation;  a 
  retreat,  or  place  of  habitual  resort;  hence  those  who 
  occupy  a  nest,  frequent  a  haunt,  or  are  associated  in  the 
  same  pursuit;  as  a  nest  of  traitors;  a  nest  of  bugs. 
  A  little  cottage,  like  some  poor  man's  nest. 
  4.  (Geol.)  An  aggregated  mass  of  any  ore  or  mineral,  in  an 
  isolated  state,  within  a  rock. 
  5.  A  collection  of  boxes,  cases,  or  the  like  of  graduated 
  size,  each  put  within  the  one  next  larger. 
  6.  (Mech.)  A  compact  group  of  pulleys,  gears,  springs,  etc., 
  working  together  or  collectively. 
  {Nest  egg},  an  egg  left  in  the  nest  to  prevent  the  hen  from 
  forsaking  it  and  to  induce  her  to  lay  more  in  the  same 
  place  hence  figuratively,  something  laid  up  as  the 
  beginning  of  a  fund  or  collection.  --Hudibras. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nest  \Nest\,  v.  i. 
  To  build  and  occupy  a  nest. 
  The  king  of  birds  nested  within  his  leaves.  --Howell. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nest  \Nest\,  v.  t. 
  To  put  into  a  nest;  to  form  a  nest  for 
  From  him  who  nested  himself  into  the  chief  power. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  structure  in  which  animals  lay  eggs  or  give  birth  to  their 
  2:  a  weapons  emplacement;  "a  machine-gun  nest"  or  "a  nest  of 
  3:  a  cosy  or  secluded  retreat 
  4:  a  gang  of  criminals  assembled  in  one  place  "a  nest  of 
  5:  furniture  pieces  made  to  fit  close  together 
  v  1:  inhabit  a  nest,  as  of  birds  and  some  insects 
  2:  fit  together  or  fit  inside 
  3:  gather  nests 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Netware  Embedded  Systems  Technology  (Novell,  Netware) 

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