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Is nest a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word nest is a Scrabble US word. The word nest is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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Is nest a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word nest is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

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Valid words made from Nest

You can make 18 words from 'nest' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'nest'

NEST 4NETS 4
SENT 4STEN 4
TENS 4 

3 letters words from 'nest'

ENS 3EST 3
NET 3SEN 3
SET 3TEN 3
TES 3 

2 letters words from 'nest'

EN 2ES 2
ET 2NE 2
ST 2TE 2

All 4 letters words made out of nest

nest enst nset snet esnt sent nets ents ntes tnes etns tens nste snte ntse tnse stne tsne estn setn etsn tesn sten tsen

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word nest. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in nest.

Definitions and meaning of nest

nest

Etymology

From Middle English nest, nist, nyst, from Old English nest, from Proto-Germanic *nestą, from Proto-Indo-European *nisdós (nest), literally "where [the bird] sits down", a compound of *ni (down) (whence also English nether) + the zero-grade of the root *sed- (to sit) (whence also English sit).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

Noun

nest (plural nests)

  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 cosy residence or job situation.
  4. A retreat, or place of habitual resort.
  5. A hideout for bad people to frequent or haunt; a den.
    • 1895, Frances Power Cobbe, Life of Frances Power Cobbe, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Volume 1, Chapter 10, p. 254,[1]
      Miss Carpenter told me that a short time previously some Bow Street constables had been sent down to this place to ferret out a crime which had been committed there, and that they reported there was not in all London such a nest of wickedness as they had explored.
  6. A home that a child or young adult shares with a parent or guardian.
    I am aspiring to leave the nest.
  7. (card games) 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.
  8. (military) A fortified position for a weapon.
    a machine gun nest
  9. (computing) A structure consisting of nested structures, such as nested loops or nested subroutine calls.
    • 1981, Donnamaie E. White, Bit-Slice Design: Controllers and ALU's,[2] Garland STPM Press, →ISBN, page 49:
      Subroutine 4 cannot jump out of the subroutine nest in one step. Each return address must be popped from the stack in the order in which it was pushed onto the stack.
    • 1993 August, Bwolen Yang et al., "Do&Merge: Integrating Parallel Loops and Reductions", in Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing (workshop proceedings), Springer (1994), →ISBN, page 178:
      Our analysis to this point has assumed that in a loop nest, we are only parallelizing a single loop.
  10. A circular bed of pasta, rice, etc. to be topped or filled with other foods.
  11. (geology) 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.

Quotations

  • For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:nest.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

nest (third-person singular simple present nests, present participle nesting, simple past and past participle nested)

  1. (intransitive, of animals) To build or settle into a nest.
  2. (intransitive) To settle into a home.
    We loved the new house and were nesting there in two days!
  3. (intransitive) To successively neatly fit inside another.
    I bought a set of nesting mixing bowls for my mother.
  4. (transitive) To place in, or as if in, a nest.
  5. (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.
  6. (intransitive) To hunt for birds' nests or their contents (usually "go nesting").
    • 1895, Alfred Emanuel Smith, Francis Walton
      After the first heavy frost, when acorns were falling, I took a friend into partnership and went nesting.

Translations

See also

  • nest on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Nest in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

Anagrams

  • ENTs, Sten, TENS, ents, nets, sent, sent., snet, tens

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch nest, from Old Dutch nest, from Proto-Germanic *nestaz. Cognate with English, German Nest etc.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɛst/
  • Hyphenation: nest
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

Noun

nest n (plural nesten, diminutive nestje n)

  1. A nest (place to hatch young, especially bird structure; snug residence; retreat; hideout; home)
  2. (colloquial) One's bed
  3. A nasty, ill-behaving or pretentious child; a brat.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: nes
  • Papiamentu: nèshi

Elfdalian

Etymology

From Old Norse næstr, cognate with Swedish näst, English next.

Preposition

nest

  1. by, near

Latgalian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nʲesʲtʲ/

Verb

nest

  1. to carry, to bear, to drive, to sweep

Latvian

Etymology

Cognate with Lithuanian nèšti (to carry, bring), see there for more.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nest/

Verb

nest tr., 1st conj., pres. nesu, nes, nes, past nesu

  1. (transitive) to carry
  2. (transitive) to bring

Conjugation

Derived terms


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Adverbial form of neste

Adverb

nest

  1. next, second
    nest største - second largest

Derived terms

  • nestleder

References

  • “nest” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Adverbial form of neste

Adverb

nest

  1. next, second
    nest eldst - second oldest

References

  • “nest” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *nest, from Proto-Germanic *nestą. Cognate with Old Church Slavonic гнѣздо (gnězdo, nest), Old Irish net (nest), Latin nīdus (nest), Sanskrit नीड (nīḍa, nest), Albanian neth (sprout, bud), Old Armenian նիստ (nist, sitting; seat; property).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nest/

Noun

nest n

  1. nest

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: nest, nist, nyst
    • English: nest
    • Scots: nest

Welsh

Alternative forms

  • gnest
  • gwnest

Pronunciation

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /nɛsd/, [nɛst]
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /neːsd/, [neːst], /nɛsd/, [nɛst]

Verb

nest

  1. (colloquial) second-person singular preterite of gwneud

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to build a structure for holding eggs.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)