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1. One, such as a bird, that nests.
2. Western US A squatter, homesteader, or farmer who settles in cattle-grazing territory.
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Noun1.nester - someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it
colonist, settler - a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
2.nester - a bird that has built (or is building) a nest
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
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As they passed in triumph through the village they were cheered by the men, women, and children, collected as usual on the tops of the lodges, and were exhorted by the Nesters of the village to be generous in their dealings with the white men.
We defined empty nesters as people aged 60 years and over who do not live with their children but may live either alone or with a spouse.
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With the kids out of the house and newfound independence, summer is the perfect time of year for empty nesters to embark on bucket list trips they've always craved.
London: Forty-five percent of Empty Nesters across the UK say they are not considering downsizing to a smaller property despite their children having 'flown the nest'.
| Many 'empty nest' parents have 'no plans to sell up': Nearly half (45%) of 'empty nesters' are not considering moving to a smaller property now their grown-up kids have moved out, a survey by Lloyds Bank found.
Empty nesters stay NEARLY half of "empty nesters" whose adult children have left home are not considering moving to a smaller property themselves.
Looking after grandchildren is also a major reason for empty nesters not wanting to move as more than one in four (28%) need the extra space to look after them.
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But "empty nesters", aged over 45 years old, are feeling significantly more positive about their finances than the younger generations, the Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report found.
Full nesters, meaning those with adult children still living at home, have been identified as being under particular financial strain, with 25% these people believing they will come under pressure to use pension savings not spent on an annuity to fund care costs of elderly relatives, compared to 19% of empty nesters.
This same study by the Centre for Modern Family suggested that so-called "full nesters" are suffering financial constraints thanks to the adult children still living under their roofs.