Definitions for agileˈædʒ əl, -aɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ag•ileˈædʒ əl, -aɪl(adj.)

  1. quick and well-coordinated in movement; nimble.

  2. active; lively.

  3. marked by an ability to think quickly; mentally acute or aware.

    Category: Dialect

Origin of agile:

1570–80; earlier agil < L agilis=ag(ere) to drive, do, act+-ilis -ile1

ag′ile•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agile, nimble, quick, spry(adj)

    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"

  2. agile, nimble(adj)

    mentally quick

    "an agile mind"; "nimble wits"

Wiktionary

  1. agile(Adjective)

    Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile tongue.

  2. Origin: From agile, from agilis, from ago. See agent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agile(adj)

    having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile tongue

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

agile(adjective)

able to move quickly and easily

The antelope is very agile.

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