how to pronounce nest


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nest is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of nest in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and we set up nest boxes in order to see …”

meanings of nest


  1. A retreat, or place of habitual resort.
  2. A hideout for bad people to frequent or haunt; a den.
  3. Initialism of native English-speaking teacher.
  4. 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.
  5. A structure consisting of nested structures, such as nested loops or nested subroutine calls.
  6. A circular bed of pasta, rice, etc. to be topped or filled with other foods.
  7. A snug, comfortable, or cosy residence or job situation.
  8. A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.
  9. An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.
  10. A place used by another mammal, fish, amphibian or insect, for depositing eggs and hatching young.
  11. A fortified position for a weapon.
  12. A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.
  13. A structure built by a bird as a place to incubate eggs and rear young.
  14. A home that a child or young adult shares with a parent or guardian.


  1. To successively neatly fit inside another.
  2. To build or settle into a nest.
  3. To place one thing neatly inside another, and both inside yet another (and so on).
  4. To settle into a home.
  5. To place in, or as if in, a nest.
  6. To hunt for birds' nests or their contents (usually "go nesting").

nest frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word nest occurs in english on average 16.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics nest can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that nest can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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