American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state or quality of being agile; nimbleness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being agile; the power of moving quickly; nimbleness; briskness; activity, either of body or of mind.
- n. Powerful action; active force.
- n. Synonyms See agile.
- n. uncountable The quality of being agile; the power of moving the limbs quickly and easily; nimbleness; activity; quickness of motion; as, strength and agility of body.
- n. countable A faculty of being agile in body, mind, or figuratively.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being agile; the power of moving the limbs quickly and easily; nimbleness; activity; quickness of motion.
- n. obsolete Activity; powerful agency.
- n. the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble
- From Middle French agilité, from Latin agilitās, from agilis ("nimble, fleet, quick"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English agilite, from Old French, from Medieval Latin agilitās, from Latin agilis; see agile. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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