Synonyms
Antonyms
Etymology

1. nest

noun. ['ˈnɛst'] a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young.

Synonyms

  • mouse's nest
  • bird's nest
  • beehive
  • mouse nest
  • birdnest
  • bird nest
  • nidus
  • hive
  • natural object

Antonyms

  • inanimate
  • inelastic
  • recorded
  • dormant

Etymology

  • nest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Featured Games

Rhymes with Nest

  • self-professed
  • transgressed
  • unimpressed
  • telequest
  • stateswest
  • intrawest
  • eastern-west
  • dispossessed
  • unaddressed
  • telewest
  • repossessed
  • reinvest
  • progressed
  • northwest
  • indigest
  • expressed
  • distressed
  • compressed
  • undressed
  • sylvest
  • suppressed
  • suggest
  • southwest
  • request
  • repressed
  • reassessed
  • protest
  • professed
  • penwest
  • norwest

Sentences with nest


1. Adjective, superlative
You can see a picture of what a wild honey bee nest looks like inside of a tree here.

2. Adjective
That means that a nest egg of a million pounds would generate only £20,000 to £30,000 in income.

3. Noun, singular or mass
You can put some artificial moss in the can to help the birds get started on a nest.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Roof rats are darker in color and better climbers, so they typically nest above the ground.

Quotes about nest


1. Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.
- Henry Ward Beecher

2. Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that's it. You're going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that's deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.
- Andrew Shue

3. Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
- Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

2. bird-nest

verb. gather birdnests.

Synonyms

  • birdnest
  • gather
  • garner
  • pull together

Antonyms

  • give
  • undue
  • diverge
  • decrease

3. nest

verb. ['ˈnɛst'] inhabit a nest, usually after building.

Synonyms

  • populate
  • inhabit
  • dwell

Antonyms

  • good
  • block
  • anachronism
  • toy

Etymology

  • nest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. nest

verb. ['ˈnɛst'] fit together or fit inside.

Synonyms

  • embed
  • imbed
  • plant
  • implant

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • advance
  • electroplate
  • cushioning

Etymology

  • nest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. nest

noun. ['ˈnɛst'] a kind of gun emplacement.

Synonyms

  • weapons emplacement

Antonyms

  • unclasp
  • recede

Etymology

  • nest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. nest

noun. ['ˈnɛst'] a cosy or secluded retreat.

Antonyms

  • dead

Etymology

  • nest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. nest

noun. ['ˈnɛst'] a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality.

Synonyms

  • ring
  • sleeper nest
  • mob
  • pack

Antonyms

  • unpack
  • empty
  • disarrange
  • decompress

Etymology

  • nest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. nest

noun. ['ˈnɛst'] furniture pieces made to fit close together.

Synonyms

  • piece of furniture
  • article of furniture

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • detach
  • open chain

Etymology

  • nest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. nest

verb. ['ˈnɛst'] move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position.

Synonyms

  • clutch
  • draw close
  • snuggle
  • hold close
  • nuzzle
  • cuddle
  • hold tight
  • nestle

Antonyms

  • unreverberant
  • give
  • undue
  • diverge

Etymology

  • nest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. nest

verb. ['ˈnɛst'] gather nests.

Synonyms

  • gather
  • garner
  • pull together

Antonyms

  • extinct
  • uncharged
  • noncurrent
  • dull

Etymology

  • nest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
Synonym.com