English version

nest in Insects topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnestnest1 /nest/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 nest.jpg HBBbirds a place made or chosen by a bird to lay its eggs in and to live in a bird’s nest In May the females build a nest and lay their eggs. Young eagles leave the nest after only two months.2 HBIHBAinsects/animals a place where insects or small animals live a field mouse’s nest3 leave/fly the nest4 nest of spies/thieves/intrigue etc5 nest of tables/boxes etc feather your nest at feather2(1), → mare’s nest at mare(2), → love nestCOLLOCATIONSverbsbuild/make a nestSwallows build their nests out of mud.leave the nestBarn owls leave the nest at two to three months.types of nesta bird's/eagle's/crow's etc nestan abandoned bird's nesta wasps'/hornets' nesta wasps' nest in the attican ants' nesta red ants' nest
Examples from the Corpus
nestAbout as pleasant to come across as a nest of vipers.I checked the old abandoned nest.Several butterfly species live out their caterpillar stage inside an ants' nest.Then ants would crawl through the cracks in the floor and build a big nest in the middle of the bedroom.Individuals could invest in stocks and bonds themselves, creating their own retirement nest eggs.Villages are unspoilt, usually built around a medieval church with a stork's nest on top.The female sits inside the nest while the male goes off collecting nest material.For as long as they had known each other it had been their nest, their retreat, their beautiful private world.bird’s nestMy hair comes out like a bird's nest and my eyes look slitty.We are in the kitchen, sitting by a fire made from damp driftwood and bits of abandoned bird's nest.