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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. moving quickly and lightly;
- Example: "sleek and agile as a gymnast"
- Example: "as nimble as a deer"
- Example: "nimble fingers"
- Example: "quick of foot"
- Example: "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"
[syn: agile, nimble, quick, spry]

2. mentally quick;
- Example: "an agile mind"
- Example: "nimble wits"
[syn: agile, nimble]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nimble \Nim"ble\ (n[i^]m"b'l), a. [Compar. Nimbler (n[i^]m"bl[~e]r); superl. Nimblest (n[i^]m"bl[e^]st).] [OE. nimel, prob. orig., quick at seizing, fr. nimen to take, AS. niman; akin to D. nemen, G. nehmen, OHG. neman, Icel. nema, Goth. nima, and prob. to Gr. ne`mein to distribute. [root] 7. Cf. Nomand, Numb.] Light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift. [1913 Webster] Through the mid seas the nimble pinnace sails. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Note: Nimble is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, nimble-footed, nimble-pinioned, nimble-winged, etc. [1913 Webster] Nimble Will (Bot.), a slender, branching, American grass (Muhlenbergia diffusa), of some repute for grazing purposes in the Mississippi valley. [1913 Webster] Syn: Agile; quick; active; brisk; lively; prompt. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

nimble adj 1: moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it" [syn: agile, nimble, quick, spry] 2: mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits" [syn: agile, nimble]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

98 Moby Thesaurus words for "nimble": active, acute, adroit, agile, alacritous, alert, alive, apt, attentive, awake, brainy, breakneck, bright, brilliant, brisk, catty, clever, coruscating, dashing, deft, dexterous, dispatchful, double-quick, eagle-winged, energetic, expeditious, express, fast, featly, fleet, flying, galloping, gifted, graceful, hair-trigger, handy, hasty, headlong, hustling, intelligent, keen, keen-witted, light, light of heel, light-footed, lightsome, limber, lithe, lively, mercurial, neat-fingered, neat-handed, nimble-footed, nimble-witted, no dumbbell, not born yesterday, on the, on the alert, on the ball, on the job, peart, precipitate, prompt, qui vive, quick, quick as lightning, quick as thought, quick-thinking, quick-witted, rapid, ready, reckless, running, scintillating, sharp, sharp-witted, sleepless, smart, snappy, spanking, sparkling, speedy, sprightly, spry, steel-trap, sure-footed, swift, talented, unblinking, unnodding, unsleeping, unwinking, vigilant, wakeful, watchful, wide-awake, winged, zippy