What does agile mean?

Definitions for agile
ˈædʒ əl, -aɪlag·ile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agile, nimble, quick, spryadjective

    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, nimbleadjective

    mentally quick

    "an agile mind"; "nimble wits"


  1. agileadjective

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. AGILEadjective

    Nimble; ready; having the quality of being speedily put in motion; active.

    Etymology: agile, Fr. agilis, Lat.

    With that he gave his able horse the head,
    And bending forward struck his agile heels
    Against the panting sides of his poor jade,
    Up to the rowel-head. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    The immediate and agile subservience of the spirits to the empire of the mind or soul. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.

    To guide its actions with informing care,
    In peace to judge, to conquer in the war,
    Render it agile, witty, valiant, sage,
    As fits the various course of human age. Matthew Prior.


  1. agile

    Agile is an approach or methodology used in project management, mainly in software development, that prioritizes flexibility, collaboration, customer's needs, and constant improvement. It involves dividing tasks into small increments with minimal planning, frequent reassessments, and adaptations, aiming for high-quality, fast, and customer-oriented results. Agile can also refer to the ability to move quickly, easily, and efficiently.

  2. agile

    Agile refers to the ability to move quickly and easily, as well as the ability to think and understand rapidly. It's characterized by being flexible, adaptable, and responsive to change. In a business context, agile often refers to a specific project management methodology that involves incremental and iterative work cadences, known as sprints.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agileadjective

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


  1. Agile

    Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ: AGIL) helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, improve quality, enable globalization and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise class PLM solutions and time-to-value focused implementations, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. 3COM, Acer, Bayer, Broadcom, CooperVision, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, Foxconn, GE Medical Systems, Harris, Heinz, Johnson Johnson, Johnson Diversey, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, McDonald’s, Micron, Philips, QUALCOMM, Sharp, Shell, Siemens, Tyco Healthcare and ZF are among the over 11,000 customers in the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer packaged goods, electronics, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences industries that have licensed Agile PLM solutions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Agile

    aj′il, adj. active: nimble.—n. Agil′ity, quickness of motion: nimbleness—also Ag′ileness. [Fr.—L. agilisagĕre, to do or act.]

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  1. agiel

  2. galei

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of agile in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of agile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of agile in a Sentence

  1. Antony Jenkins:

    We are leaving value on the table and a new approach is required. As a Group, if we aspire to bring shareholder returns forward, we need to be much more focused on what is attractive, what we are good at, and where we are good at it, we therefore need to improve revenue, costs and capital performance. We also need to become more externally focused and deal with the internal bureaucracy by becoming leaner and more agile.

  2. Mark Walsh:

    Our biggest strategic risk is not being able to change ahead of it, we are bound by internal process and decision-making … that leads us to believe we can take long periods of time to do things – that’s not the world we live in today. We have got to become more strategically agile in everything from education to training.

  3. Scott Gegenheimer:

    It's not about financial gain, (these) give us easier access to see what the new business models look like, they're more agile than a lot of the telecom operators. We don't have the time and skill sets to do this in house.

  4. Sanjiv Kovil:

    When people around you change, moving from a very process-defined model to a much more agile model, it is definitely making a dent in everyone's thinking.

  5. Alfred Hitchcock:

    There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.

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