• (n.) The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs
and for hatching and rearing her young.
• (n.) 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.
• (n.) 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.
• (n.) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated
state, within a rock.
• (n.) A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size,
each put within the one next larger.
• (n.) A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working
together or collectively.
• (v. i.) To build and occupy a nest.
• (v. t.) To put into a nest; to form a nest for.