Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
A nest is a place animals live or raise offspring.
Nest may also refer to:
Nest is a 1996 album by Odds. It was the band's last album until the release of "Cheerleader" in 2008.
"Someone Who's Cool" was the album's most successful single, peaking at #2 in Canada and top 10 in the United States. "Make You Mad" was also a top 10 hit, and "Nothing Beautiful" peaked outside the top 40.
Nest is a Finnish neofolk / ambient band. The band's inspiration comes from the old folk and animal tales, as well as from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and the Grimm Brothers. Kantele, a traditional Finnish musical instrument, is very prominent in the band's music. They contributed a cover of the song "The Gallant Crow" to the Skepticism tribute album "Entering the Levitation".
Nest (protein structural motif)
The Nest is a type of protein structural motif. Peptide nests are small anion-binding molecular features of proteins and peptides. Each consists of the main chain atoms of three consecutive amino acid residues. The main chain NH groups bind the anions while the side chain atoms are often not involved. Proline residues lack NH groups so are rare in nests. About one in 12 of amino acid residues in proteins, on average, belongs to a nest. Two websites are available for examining nests in proteins, Motivated Proteins: 1; or PDBeMotif: 2.
NEST is an abbreviation for one of the following:
- The Nuclear Emergency Support Team, a team "prepared to respond immediately to any type of radiological accident or incident anywhere in the world"
- Novell Embedded Systems Technology, a former embeddable networking stack for small devices
- The Northland Emergency Services Trust, a search and rescue firm
- The Near East School of Theology
- The National Training Institute of Education, Science and Technology, a training institute set up by the Korea Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
- The Nonbiological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty, a fictional military alliance in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
- National Employment Savings Trust, a new workplace pension scheme that all employers can use for their UK-based workers
- The NEural Simulation Tool, a simulator for large neural systems
- National Entrance Screening Test, an entrance exam conducted by the National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar
Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors was a magazine published from 1997 to 2004, for a total run of 26 issues. The first issue was Fall 1997, and the second issue was Fall 1998. Thereafter, the issues were Winter '98-'99, Spring '99, Summer '99, Fall '99, Winter '99-'00, and so on until Fall '04. The founder was Joseph Holtzman. It was published in Upper East Side, New York City.
Marketed as an interior design magazine, and edited by Joseph Holtzman, Nest generally eschewed the conventionally beautiful luxury interiors showcased in other magazines, and instead featured photographs of nontraditional, exceptional, and unusual environments. Fred A. Bernstein, writing in the New York Times, wrote that Joseph Holtzman "believed that an igloo, a prison cell or a child's attic room (adorned with Farrah Fawcett posters) could be as compelling as a room by a famous designer." During its run, Nest showed the room of a 40-year-old diaper lover, the lair of an Indonesian bird that decorates with colored stones and vomit, the final resting place of Napoleon’s penis, the quarters of Navy seamen, a barbed-wire-trimmed bed that doubled as a tank, and a Gothic Christmas card from filmmaker John Waters. Noted architect Rem Koolhaas called it "an anti-materialistic, idealistic magazine about the hyperspecific in a world that is undergoing radical leveling, an 'interior design' magazine hostile to the cosmetic." Artist Richard Tuttle was quoted as saying that Mr. Holtzman "channeled the collective unconscious, to give us the pleasure of ornament before we even knew we wanted it."
NEST is a simulation software for spiking neural network models, including large-scale neuronal networks. NEST was initially developed by Markus Diesmann and Marc-Oliver Gewaltig and is now developed and maintained by the NEST Initiative.
Nest (The Outer Limits)
"Nest" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 21 January 2000, the 20th episode of the sixth season.
NeST (Nepalese Society in Trondheim)
Established in 1998, the Nepalese Society in Trondheim is a registered non-profit making voluntary organization of the Nepalese students residing in Trondheim, Norway. The NeST is a voluntary and non-profit making organization of Nepalese students studying at NTNU and HIST. It has about 80 members, mostly students, and other alumni and permanent residents living in Trondheim (Mar 2016).
Following its constitution, members are elected in the Annual General Meeting to form the Executive Committee every year. It has passed more than a decade uniting Nepalese students together, building a rapport with Norwegians and other international students through various kinds of programs like ‘Nepalese Cultural Evening’ and other recreational activities.
n. 1 A structure built by a bird as a place to incubate eggs and rear young. 2 A place used by another mammal, fish, amphibian or insect, for depositing eggs and hatching young. 3 A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or job situation. 4 A retreat, or place of habitual resort. 5 A hideout for bad people to frequent or haunt; a den. 6 A home that a child or young adult shares with a parent, guardian, or a person acting in the capacity of a parent or guardian. A parental home. 7 (context cards English) A fixed number of cards in some bidding games awarded to the highest bidder allowing him to exchange any or all with cards in his hand. 8 (context military English) A fortified position for a weapon, e.g. a machine gun nest. 9 (context computing English) A structure consisting of nested structures, such as nested loops or nested subroutine calls. 10 A circular bed of pasta, rice, etc. to be topped or filled with other foods. 11 (context geology English) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock. 12 A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger. 13 A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively. vb. 1 (context intransitive of animals English) To build or settle into a nest. 2 (context intransitive English) To settle into a home. 3 (context intransitive English) To successively neatly fit inside another. 4 (context transitive English) To place in, or as if in, a nest. 5 (context transitive English) To place one thing neatly inside another, and both inside yet another (and so on). 6 (context intransitive English) To hunt for birds' nests or their contents (usually "go nesting").
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Nest \Nest\ (n[e^]st), n. [AS. nest; akin to D. & G. nest, Sw. n["a]ste, L. nidus, for nisdus, Skr. n[=i][dsdot]a resting place, nest; cf. Lith. lizdas, Arm. neiz, Gael. & Ir. nead. Prob. from the particle ni down, Skr. ni + the root of E. sit, and thus orig., a place to sit down in. [root] 264. See Nether, and Sit, and cf. Eyas, Nidification, Nye.]
The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young.
The birds of the air have nests.
--Matt. viii. 20.
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.
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.
A little cottage, like some poor man's nest.
(Geol.) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.
A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.
(Mech.) A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.
Nest \Nest\, v. i. To build and occupy a nest.
The king of birds nested within his leaves.
Nest \Nest\, v. t. To put into a nest; to form a nest for.
From him who nested himself into the chief power.
n. a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
a kind of gun emplacement; "a machine-gun nest"; "a nest of snipers"
a cosy or secluded retreat
a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; "a nest of thieves"
furniture pieces made to fit close together
v. inhabit a nest, usually after building; "birds are nesting outside my window every Spring"
fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls"
move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags" [syn: cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nuzzle, draw close]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English nest "bird's nest, snug retreat," also "young bird, brood," from Proto-Germanic *nistaz (cognates: Middle Low German, Middle Dutch nest, German Nest), from PIE *nizdo- (cognates: Sanskrit nidah "resting place, nest," Latin nidus "nest," Old Church Slavonic gnezdo, Old Irish net, Welsh nyth, Breton nez "nest"), probably from *ni "down" + *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).\n
\nUsed since Middle English in reference to various accumulations of things (such as a nest of drawers, early 18c.). Nest egg "retirement savings" is from 1700, originally "a real or artificial egg left in a nest to induce the hen to go on laying there" (c.1600).
Usage examples of "nest".
Nest stood ran almost due south, it would be quicker to continue along it and cross the Acis lower down than to retrace the steps Dorcas and I had already taken and go back to the foot of the postern wall of Acies Castle.
Keith still privately thought of such robots as PHARTs--PHANTOM ambulatory remote toilers--but the Waldahudin had started throwing things when it was suggested that Starplex terminology contained acronyms nested within acronyms.
In a small deep agate nest, one of the boneless beings shifted back and forth.
Its skin mottled and it disappeared against the luminous earth colors of the agate nest.
Nest, but she had given glowing details, cloaked it with such an aura of glamour they had been agog with excitement.
Stepping around, Alec and Micum found him sprawled in a nest of cushions, books, and scrolls with the cat on his chest.
During the present year, however, in the month of July, I came across a community with an unusually large stock of slaves, and I observed a few slaves mingled with their masters leaving the nest, and marching along the same road to a tall Scotch-fir-tree, twenty-five yards distant, which they ascended together, probably in search of aphides or cocci.
The Focke-Wulf and other bombers employed against our shipping must be attacked in the air and in their nests.
CHAPTER XIX RAIDERS BY NIGHT BRENDA SELWOOD was watching from a snug nest - the rocky opening of the Aureole mine shaft - with Jackie Althorn crouched beside her.
Far before him Bibbs saw the great smudge upon the horizon, that nest of cloud in which the city strove and panted like an engine shrouded in its own steam.
The worm would nest in his biochip along with the proposal and would affect his memory of this meetingeven with the Forget-Me-Notusing the same circuits and glands that the chip used to insert data.
An egret perched on a nearby limb swooped down and caught the Bluegill before it even hit the water and took off for its nest, she supposed, where he and the egret-wife and birdlets would share a tasty dinner.
Nest, sipping his fourth cup of Eardley bitters, when Dario returned to the tavern.
They were out on Bear Hill the whole day, beating up the bushes as if for game, scaring old crows out of their ragged nests, and in one dark glen startling a fierce-eyed, growling, bobtailed catamount, who sat spitting and looking all ready to spring at them, on the tall tree where he clung with his claws unsheathed, until a young fellow came up with a gun and shot him dead.
Colonel Bogey had had the foresight to burn a large area of forest clear of nesting wildlife, and thus had not encountered the problem.