Definition of Nestor

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) a wise old counselor to the Greeks at Troy.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Counsellor, Counselor



2. Noun. A genus of Psittacidae.
Exact synonyms: Genus Nestor
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Psittacidae, Psittacidae
Member holonyms: Kea, Nestor Notabilis

Definition of Nestor

1. n. A genus of parrots with gray heads. of New Zeland and papua, allied to the cockatoos. See Kaka.

Definition of Nestor

1. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) An old and wise king in Homer's ''Iliad''. ¹

2. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek male given name), rare in English. ¹

3. Proper noun. An old counselor ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nestor

1. a wise old man [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nestor

1. A genus of parrots with gray heads. Of new Zeland and papua, allied to the cockatoos. See Kaka. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nestor

nestings
nestle
nestled
nestler
nestlers
nestles
nestless
nestlike
nestling
nestlingly
nestlings
nestmate
nestmates
nestohedra
nestohedron
nestor (current term)
nestors
nests
nestsful
neststraw
net
net-earnings
net-like
net-net
net-raising
net-raisings
net-veined
net-zero
net ball
net call sign

Literary usage of Nestor

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1. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, William Morris (1887)
"TELEMACHUS SAILS TO PYLOS, AND THERE SEES nestor, WHO TELLS HIM OF AGAMEMNON ... So go thou straight unto nestor, the tamer of the steed, Tnat we learn what ..."

2. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1897)
"Lorenz on the nestor Parrots. [Ueber die nestor-Papageien. Von Dr. L. v. ... Dr. Lorenz is therefore of opinion that the southern form of nestor should be ..."

3. Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical by Christopher Wordsworth (1844)
"Here sat nestor with his sons. Here that intercourse took place between ... Here the old nestor was accosted with a reverential awe by the youthful son of ..."

4. Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical by Christopher Wordsworth (1844)
"Here sat nestor with his sons. Here that intercourse took place between ... Here the old nestor was accosted with a reverential awe by the youthful son of ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1914)
"AD 1116; as long as nestor was regarded as the author, ... [For a minute study of nestor the editions of the Laurentian (1846 and 1872) and the ..."

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