Nest vs Pallet - What's the difference?

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Nest is a related term of pallet.

As nouns the difference between nest and pallet

is that nest is native english-speaking teacher while pallet is a portable platform, usually designed to be easily moved by a forklift, on which goods can be stacked, for transport or storage or pallet can be a straw bed or pallet can be (heraldiccharge) a narrow vertical strip or pallet can be (painting).




(en noun)
  • A structure built by a bird as a place to incubate eggs and rear young.
  • A place used by another mammal, fish, amphibian or insect, for depositing eggs and hatching young.
  • A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or job situation.
  • A retreat, or place of habitual resort.
  • A hideout for bad people to frequent or haunt; a den.
  • a nest of thieves
    ''That nightclub is a nest of strange people!
  • A home that a child or young adult shares with a parent, guardian, or a person acting in the capacity of a parent or guardian. A parental home.
  • ''I am aspiring to leave the nest .
  • (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 .
  • (military) A fortified position for a weapon, e.g. a machine gun nest.
  • (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 , Garland STPM Press, ISBN 9780824071035, 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 978-3-540-57659-4, page 178:
  • Our analysis to this point has assumed that in a loop nest , we are only parallelizing a single loop.
  • A circular bed of pasta, rice, etc. to be topped or filled with other foods.
  • (geology) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.
  • A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.
  • A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.
  • Derived terms

    * don't shit in your own nest * feather one's nest / feather one's own nest * nest egg


    (en verb)
  • (of animals) To build or settle into a nest.
  • To settle into a home.
  • We loved the new house and were nesting there in two days!
  • To successively neatly fit inside another.
  • I bought a set of nesting mixing bowls for my mother.
  • To place in, or as if in, a nest.
  • 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.
  • 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 .


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    See also

    * (wikipedia "nest") * ----



    (wikipedia pallet)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) palet, from (etyl) palete, from (etyl) pallr


    (en noun)
  • a portable platform, usually designed to be easily moved by a forklift, on which goods can be stacked, for transport or storage.
  • (military) A flat base for combining stores or carrying a single item to form a unit load for handling, transportation, and storage by materials handling equipmentJoint Publication 1-02 U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms; 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 14 April 2006). .
  • (military) (DOD only) 463L pallet – An 88” x 108” aluminum flat base used to facilitate the upload and download of aircraft.
  • Derived terms
    * palletizer

    Etymology 2

    From the (etyl) paillet, from (etyl)


    (en noun)
  • A straw bed.
  • (By extension from above) A makeshift bed.
  • Etymology 3

    (etyl) palla: to cut; hence a strip of cloth. The diminutive of the pale.


    (en noun)
  • (heraldiccharge) A narrow vertical strip.
  • Etymology 4


    (en noun)
  • (painting)
  • * (Robert Southey)
  • The Old Dragon fled when the wonder he spied, / And cursed his own fruitless endeavor; / While the Painter call'd after his rage to deride, / Shook his pallet and brushes in triumph, and cried, / "I'll paint thee more ugly than ever!"
  • * 1860 , Chambers's Information for the People (volume 1, page 203)
  • For example, let a painter's pallet be suspended from the thumb-hole, as in the figure
  • A wooden implement, often oval or round, used by potters, crucible makers, etc., for forming, beating, and rounding their works.
  • A potter's wheel.
  • (gilding) An instrument used to take up gold leaf from the pillow, and to apply it.
  • (gilding) A tool for gilding the backs of books over the bands.
  • (brickmaking) A board on which a newly moulded brick is conveyed to the hack.
  • (Knight)
  • (engineering) A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel.
  • (engineering) One of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump.
  • (Knight)
  • (horology) One of the pieces or levers connected with the pendulum of a clock, or the balance of a watch, which receive the immediate impulse of the scape-wheel, or balance wheel.
  • (music) In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes.
  • (zoology) One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, such as the .
  • A cup containing three ounces, formerly used by surgeons.
  • (Webster 1913)


    * The Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd edition, Oxford University Press * Notes: