What does nestor mean?

Definitions for nestor
ˈnɛs tər, -tɔrnestor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nestornoun

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

  2. Nestor, genus Nestornoun

    a genus of Psittacidae


  1. Nestornoun

    An old counselor

  2. Nestornoun

    An old and wise king in Homer's Iliad.

  3. Nestornoun

    A male given name from Ancient Greek, rare in English.


  1. nestor

    A nestor is typically a term used to refer to someone who is wise, experienced, or significantly older than their companions. They are often looked up to for advice or guidance due to their extensive knowledge or experience. The term originates from Greek mythology, where Nestor was a famed sage and king known for his wisdom.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nestornoun

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


  1. Nestor

    In Greek mythology, Nestor of Gerenia was the son of Neleus and Chloris and the King of Pylos. He became king after Heracles killed Neleus and all of Nestor's siblings. His wife was either Eurydice or Anaxibia; their children included Peisistratus, Thrasymedes, Pisidice, Polycaste, Stratichus, Aretus, Echephron, and Antilochus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nestor

    nes′tor, n. a Greek hero at Troy, remarkable for eloquence and wisdom gained through long life and varied experience: any one who possesses those qualities, a counsellor, adviser.—adj. Nestō′rian.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nestor

    king of Pylos, a protégé and worshipper of Poseidon, the oldest, most experienced, and wisest of the Greek heroes at the siege of Troy; belonged to the generation of the grandfathers of the rest of them.


  1. Nestor

    (Nes′tor). A grandson of Neptune, his father being Neleus, and his mother Chloris. Homer makes him one of the greatest of the Greek heroes. He was present at the famous battle between the Lapithae and the Centaurs, and took a leading part in the Trojan war.

    “... Here’s Nestor Instructed by the antiquary times, He must, he is, he cannot but be wise.” (Shakespeare.)

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nestor is ranked #6008 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Nestor surname appeared 5,723 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Nestor.

    82.2% or 4,709 total occurrences were White.
    8.7% or 499 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    6.7% or 384 total occurrences were Black.
    1.2% or 74 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 51 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.1% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Anagrams for nestor »

  1. stoner

  2. tenors

  3. tensor

  4. toners

  5. strone

  6. sterno

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nestor in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nestor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of nestor in a Sentence

  1. Jim Kaat:

    Nestor the Molester, nestor Cortes. Man, he is fun to watch.

  2. Steven Park:

    James Nestor would think that if James Nestor open James Nestor mouth James Nestor would breathe Breathe Better, but actually the reverse happens.

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