Antonyms for nested

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : nes-tid
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɛs tɪd

Definition of nested

Origin :
  • Old English nistan "to build nests," from Proto-Germanic *nistijanan, from the source of nest (n.). The modern verb is perhaps a new formation in Middle English from the noun. Related: Nested; nesting.
  • As in embedded : adj entrenched
  • As in live : verb inhabit a dwelling
  • As in lodge : verb stay at temporary residence
  • As in remain : verb stay, wait
  • As in reside : verb live or exist in
  • As in sojourn : verb travel briefly; visit
  • As in stay : verb wait
  • As in abide : verb live in a certain place
  • As in dwell : verb live in
Example sentences :
  • They nested, as usual, deep in the bank below, in a hollow formed by her roots.
  • Extract from : « "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" » by Douglas English
  • At some time in the past birds had nested there, but that was all.
  • Extract from : « The Rover Boys Under Canvas » by Arthur M. Winfield
  • She had a dimpled chin that nested in a fluffy blurr of lace.
  • Extract from : « The Dew of Their Youth » by S. R. Crockett
  • What doth the blackbird in the boughs Sing all day to his nested spouse?
  • Extract from : « Hawthorn and Lavender » by William Ernest Henley
  • They nested in their old corner under the eaves of Caspar's gable-roof.
  • Extract from : « Fifty-Two Stories For Girls » by Various
  • This season the mother robin had nested upon the top of the beaver house.
  • Extract from : « Watched by Wild Animals » by Enos A. Mills
  • When they nested in posts they used at times much larger prey.
  • Extract from : « Wasps » by George W. Peckham
  • Two years running a bird had nested in the cornice over the porch.
  • Extract from : « Scribner's Magazine, Volume 26, July 1899 » by Various
  • Already the place where we nested is frozen and covered with snow.
  • Extract from : « The Burgess Bird Book for Children » by Thornton W. Burgess
  • But these imaginations will not be driven from the heart where they have once nested.
  • Extract from : « Twelve Causes of Dishonesty » by Henry Ward Beecher

Synonyms for nested

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