What does nimble mean?

Definitions for nimble
ˈnɪm bəlnim·ble

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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.

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

  2. nimble(Adjective)

    Quick-witted and alert.

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

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nimble

    nim′bl, adj. light and quick in motion: active: swift.—adjs. Nim′ble-fing′ered, skilful with the fingers, thievish; Nim′ble-foot′ed, swift of foot.—ns. Nim′bleness, Nim′bless (Spens.), quickness of motion either in body or mind.—adj. Nim′ble-wit′ted, quick-witted.—adv. Nim′bly. [M. E. nimel—A.S. niman, to catch; cf. Ger. nehmen.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nimble in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nimble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of nimble in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

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

  2. Arati Prabhakar:

    In a world in which pace is inexorably increasing ... the military’s current approach to harnessing complexity is outdated and inadequate, and risks leaving the nation vulnerable to adversaries developing more nimble means of adopting the latest technologies.

  3. Susan Salgado:

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

  4. Jeffrey Lovell:

    Many of the largest institutions are handcuffed, creating opportunities for the smaller, more nimble companies, (It's) an area where we see continued opportunity on a forward basis.

  5. Mark Rosekind:

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

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Translations for nimble

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  • 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
  • inops agili peragitLatin
  • 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
  • 敏捷Chinese

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