What does nimble mean?

Definitions for nimble
ˈnɪm bəlnim·ble

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. nimbleadjective

    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. nimbleadjective

    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. Tom Czekanski:

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

  2. David Salisbury:

    I think the advantage is that The MHRA has been undertaking a rolling review, which means that as Pfizer accumulated data on how they manufactured the vaccine... The MHRA could keep pace with that, that has allowed The MHRA to be nimble and keep pace.

  3. Ted Anthony:

    Vijay is that rare combination of a true area expert and a genuinely nimble mind, as we integrate Asia's operations to provide a multiformat news experience for our customers, I can't imagine a better leader to help a talented staff tell stories that make a difference and figure out how to deliver our journalism in exciting and unexpected new ways.

  4. Toby Campbell-Gray:

    They will be playing the 'short' side via the ETF. Hedge funds are pretty nimble, they can get in and out of these things pretty fast, but there is a large 'short' overlay on Greece.

  5. Ted Whiteside:

    We need mobile forces nimble enough to come to the assistance of others.

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  • رشيقArabic
  • 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
  • спритнийUkrainian
  • 敏捷Chinese

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