What does nimble mean?

Definitions for nimble
ˈnɪm bəlnim·ble

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nimble.

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.]

How to pronounce nimble?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say nimble in sign language?

  1. nimble

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. 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 the military’s current approach to harnessing complexity is outdated and inadequate, and risks leaving the nation vulnerable to adversaries developing more nimble means of adopting the latest technologies.

  2. Tom Czekanski:

    They are fast and nimble and a great piece of American ingenuity used in the war.

  3. Paddy Spence:

    It is definitely kind of crazy starting a small beverage company to compete with Coke and Pepsi, but as a small player we are much more nimble and much more in touch with consumers.

  4. President Barack Obama:

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

  5. Woody Allen:

    I'm 80 and I can't believe it ! i'm so youthful, agile, nimble, spry, mentally alert that it's astonishing.

Images & Illustrations of nimble

  1. nimblenimblenimblenimblenimble

Popularity rank by frequency of use

nimble#10000#44422#100000

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
  • 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

Get even more translations for nimble »

Translation

Find a translation for the nimble definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these nimble definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"nimble." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 6 Jul 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/nimble>.

Are we missing a good definition for nimble? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for nimble:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.