Found 3 items, similar to Nesting.
English → Indonesian
English → English
n 1: a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their
2: a kind of gun emplacement; “a machine-gun nest”
; “a nest of
3: a cosy or secluded retreat
4: a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists)
assembled in one locality; “a nest of thieves”
5: furniture pieces made to fit close together
v 1: inhabit a nest, usually after building; “birds are nesting
outside my window every Spring”
2: fit together or fit inside; “nested bowls”
3: move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position;
“We cuddled against each other to keep warm”
children snuggled into their sleeping bags”
, draw close
4: gather nests
English → English
(n[e^]st), n. [AS. nest; akin to D. & G. nest, Sw.
n["a]ste, L. nidus, for nisdus, Skr. n[=i][dsdot]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
, and Sit
, and cf. Eyas
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.
, v. i.
To build and occupy a nest.
The king of birds nested within his leaves. --Howell.
, v. t.
To put into a nest; to form a nest for.
From him who nested himself into the chief power.