Definition of 'nest'
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The decline was linked to changes in farming practices which led to a loss of food sources and nesting sites for the birds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More obviously, ivy entanglements are important bird nesting sites. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the north of England they have discovered holes in stone walls as satisfactory nesting places. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We don't accept that the birds were nesting there this year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)War was declared, nests destroyed and birds hunted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now their former love nest is available to rent for 1,250 a week. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Their eggs and nests may also be destroyed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They rarely move more than two kilometres from their nesting places. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Suddenly homes are for nesting not investing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Do not trim your hedge if birds are nesting in it. The Sun (2012)She determined to make a nest right away from the farm. The Tales of Beatrix Potter (1930)Some bees and wasps reuse beetle tunnels as nest sites. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This will be our love nest. The Sun (2013)So we completed the nesting together. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If you do fly the nest, housing will be a huge expense. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We were watching the sea eagle 's nest. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You'll see them nesting atop buildings and churches. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It didn't make for a comfortable love nest. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He is accused of taking eggs from the nests of eagles and an endangered Egyptian vulture. The Sun (2011)They also nest on high buildings such as cathedrals in a number of other English towns. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Nest may be ready, are you? Times, Sunday Times (2011)This cosy little nest sleeps two and is in the grounds of a 19th-century farm and cider press. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I love the permitted nesting of early winter. The Sun (2010)This year the number of chicks surviving long enough to fly the nest was five times lower than it would have been without the mice. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'nest'
British English: nest /nɛst/ NOUN
A nest is a place that birds, insects, and other animals make to lay eggs in or give birth to their young in.
...a wasps' nest.
- American English: nest
- Arabic: عُشٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ninho
- Chinese: 巢
- Croatian: gnijezdo
- Czech: hnízdo
- Danish: rede
- Dutch: nest
- European Spanish: nido
- Finnish: pesä
- French: nid
- German: Nest
- Greek: φωλιά
- Italian: nido
- Japanese: 巣
- Korean: 둥지
- Norwegian: rede
- Polish: gniazdo
- European Portuguese: ninho
- Romanian: cuib
- Russian: гнездо
- Spanish: nido
- Swedish: bo
- Thai: รัง
- Turkish: yuva
- Ukrainian: гніздо
- Vietnamese: tổ chim
British English: nest VERB
When a bird nests somewhere, it builds a nest and settles there to lay its eggs.
Some species may nest in close proximity to each other.
Definition of nest from the Collins English Dictionary
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