Definitions for nimbleˈnɪm bəl

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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. nimble(Adjective)

    Quick and light in movement or action.

    He was too nimble for the assailant and easily escaped his grasp.

  2. nimble(Adjective)

    Quick-witted and alert.

    She has a nimble mind and can improvise in any situation.

  3. Origin: From nymel, nemel, merger of næmel and numol, both from niman + -el, -ol. Compare German nehmen Gothic 033D0339033C0330033D, Old Norse nema. More at nim.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nimble

    light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Rosekind:

    We keep talking nimble, flexible. Two years is like ancient now. That's being reviewed.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    This will not be quick. This is a long-term campaign. (ISIS) is opportunistic and it is nimble.

  3. Susan Salgado:

    Small companies are more nimble, so it’s easy to stay more closely attached to your purpose and values.

  4. Brent Saunders:

    While I had a different strategy a few months ago, the thing that sets us apart ... is our strategy to be nimble.

  5. Izaak Walton:

    Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.

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Translations for nimble

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • àgilCatalan, Valencian
  • behänd, gelenkig, wendig, flink, schnellGerman
  • εύστροφος, σβέλτος, ευκίνητοςGreek
  • ágil, hábilSpanish
  • چابکPersian
  • valpas, nopeaälyinen, vikkelä, ketteräFinnish
  • fulgurant, vive, preste, leste, agile, vifFrench
  • éascaIrish
  • fürge, ötletes, okos, gyors, hajlékonyHungarian
  • pronto, leggero, sveglio, svelto, intelligente, agile, versatileItalian
  • kamakama, tūkawikawi, kakamaMāori
  • alert, behendig, gevat, wendbaar, spits, lichtvoetigDutch
  • kjapp, raskNorwegian
  • ágil, ligeiro, espertoPortuguese
  • agerRomanian
  • прово́рный, бы́стрый, ло́вкий, сообрази́тельный, шу́стрый, нахо́дчивый, вёрткийRussian
  • lätt, vaken, snabbtänkt, snabb, kvick, smidig, livlig, flink, vig, pigg, ledigSwedish
  • çevik, açıkgöz, çabukluk, atikTurkish

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