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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a structure used by a bird to lay eggs and rear young. Nests are built in trees and other protected places using materials such as twigs and mud.
definition 2: any place made or used by an animal to lay eggs or rear young.
Sea turtles make nests in the sand on ocean beaches.
definition 3: a number of animals living in a single nest.
Dad got rid of the hornets' nest in our attic.
definition 4: a comfortable place for rest or being alone.
The puppies lay on a warm nest of blankets.
part of speech: verb
inflections: nests, nesting, nested
definition: to build or live in a nest and rear young.
Birds nested in the old barn every spring.
derivation: nester (n.)
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