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  1. nest

    • IPA[nɛst]

    英式

    • n.
      a structure or place made or chosen by a bird for laying eggs and sheltering its young;a place where an insect or other animal breeds or shelters
    • v.
      (of a bird or other animal) use or build a nest;fit (an object or objects) inside a larger one
    • verb: nest, 3rd person present: nests, gerund or present participle: nesting, past tense: nested, past participle: nested

    • noun: nest, plural noun: nests

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    • 1. (of a bird or other animal) use or build a nest the owls often nest in barns
    • 2. fit (an object or objects) inside a larger one the town is nested inside a large crater on the flanks of a volcano
    • (of a set of objects) fit inside one another Russian dolls that nest inside one another
    • (especially in computing and linguistics) place (an object or element) in a lower position in a hierarchy.
    • adj.
      (of similar objects of graduated sizes) placed or stored one inside the other: a set of three nested tables

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    • adj.
      (of similar objects of graduated sizes) placed or stored one inside the other: a set of three nested tables

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a sum of money saved for the future: I worked hard to build up a nice little nest egg

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    • n.
      a sum of money saved for the future: I worked hard to build up a nice little nest egg

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    • n.
      a preschool where lessons are conducted in Maori: the language is strengthened through language nests and homework centres

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    • n.
      a reservoir built in flat country that has a high embankment of earth around it: he climbed to the top of the turkey nest. The water was down about three feet from the overflow

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    • n.
      a household consisting only of a parent or parents whose children have grown up and left home: her only daughter is about to go to college and she is dreading an empty nest

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a box provided for a bird to make its nest in.

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    • IPA[nest]

    美式

    • n.
      a structure or place made or chosen by a bird for laying eggs and sheltering its young: two sparrows frantically building a nest a nest site
    • v.
      (of a bird or other animal) use or build a nest: the owls often nest in barns

    Oxford American Dictionary