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Nest vs. Arlo

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Nestnoun

A structure built by a bird as a place to incubate eggs and rear young.

Arlo

Arlo (pronounced AR-loh) is a given name for males. From Old English, it is believed to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon here 'army, fortified, troops; war-' and hlaw 'mound, cairn, hill,' thereby meaning 'fortified hill.' Arlo can also be a variant of Harley and the first formant in Arlene, which derive from Old English har , and ear(n) .

‘hare’; ‘rabbit’; ‘eagle’;

Nestnoun

A place used by another mammal, fish, amphibian or insect, for depositing eggs and hatching young.

Nestnoun

A snug, comfortable, or cosy residence or job situation.

Nestnoun

A retreat, or place of habitual resort.

Nestnoun

A hideout for bad people to frequent or haunt; a den.

‘a nest of thieves’; ‘That nightclub is a nest of strange people!’;

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Nestnoun

A home that a child or young adult shares with a parent or guardian.

‘I am aspiring to leave the nest.’;

Nestnoun

(cards) 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.

‘I was forced to change trumps when I found the ace, jack, and nine of diamonds in the nest.’;

Nestnoun

(military) A fortified position for a weapon.

‘a machine gun nest’;

Nestnoun

(computing) A structure consisting of nested structures, such as nested loops or nested subroutine calls.

Nestnoun

A circular bed of pasta, rice, etc. to be topped or filled with other foods.

Nestnoun

(geology) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.

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Nestnoun

A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.

Nestnoun

A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.

Nestverb

To build or settle into a nest.

Nestverb

(intransitive) To settle into a home.

‘We loved the new house and were nesting there in two days!’;

Nestverb

(intransitive) To successively neatly fit inside another.

‘I bought a set of nesting mixing bowls for my mother.’;

Nestverb

(transitive) To place in, or as if in, a nest.

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Nestverb

(transitive) To place one thing neatly inside another, and both inside yet another (and so on).

‘There would be much more room in the attic if you had nested all the empty boxes.’;

Nestverb

(intransitive) To hunt for birds' nests or their contents (usually "go nesting").

Nestnoun

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.’;

Nestnoun

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.

Nestnoun

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.’;

Nestnoun

An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.

Nestnoun

A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.

Nestnoun

A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.

Nestverb

To build and occupy a nest.

‘The king of birds nested within his leaves.’;

Nestverb

To put into a nest; to form a nest for.

‘From him who nested himself into the chief power.’;

Nestnoun

a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young

Nestnoun

a kind of gun emplacement;

‘a machine-gun nest’; ‘a nest of snipers’;

Nestnoun

a cosy or secluded retreat

Nestnoun

a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality;

‘a nest of thieves’;

Nestnoun

furniture pieces made to fit close together

Nestverb

inhabit a nest, usually after building;

‘birds are nesting outside my window every Spring’;

Nestverb

fit together or fit inside;

‘nested bowls’;

Nestverb

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’;

Nestverb

gather nests

Nest

A nest is a structure built for certain animals to hold eggs, offspring, and, oftentimes, the animal itself. Although nests are most closely associated with birds, members of all classes of vertebrates and some invertebrates construct nests.

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