It's not uncommon for words that you thought you knew the meaning of to take on a different connotation when relating to computers. "Embed" doesn't just mean snuggle down into a mass of pillows, there's an actual tag called "embed" which performs a specific (albeit similar) function. Another word coders have misappropriated is "nest." In coding HTML you will often want to do several things to one object. In the case of a website, the simplest example is a piece of text. The example I'm going to give you with HTML is not something you will necessarily do anymore, because you can more cleanly accomplish it with CSS, but it will serve for showing the properties of nesting.
Let's say you have some text.
Being a diligent coder, you surround your text with paragraph tags, like so:
And maybe you are really excited about this text, and you want it to be bold. Here's where we have to start worrying about nesting.