from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Quick, light, or agile in movement or action; deft.
- adjective Quick, clever, and acute in devising or understanding: synonym: dexterous.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Light and quick in motion; active; moving with ease and celerity; marked by ease and rapidity of motion; lively; swift.
- Keen; sharp.
- Quick to apprehend; apprehensive; acute; penetrating.
- Synonyms Light, brisk, expeditious, speedy, spry; Nimble, Agile. The last two words express lightness and quickness in motion, the former being more suggestive of the use of the feet, the latter of that of the whole lower limbs.
- Fresh or strong: applied to tanliquor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift.
- adjective (Bot.) a slender, branching, American grass (
Muhlenbergia diffusa), of some repute for grazing purposes in the Mississippi valley.
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Quickand lightin movementor action.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective moving quickly and lightly
- adjective mentally quick
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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We must remain nimble, flexible and prepared to compete as a region.
The suspension is pillow-soft, and a front-wheel-drive car approaching 2 tons can't be called nimble, but the chassis felt tight and Fusion was sure-footed.
Wired Top Stories 2009
Why do we not always build our towns, when we can, on heights, in what Shakespeare calls nimble and sweet air?
Hermod, called the nimble, an older brother of Baldur, said he would go.
Classic Myths Mary Catherine Judd
It will be observed that the bear, after having pursued me for a few yards, turned and went on his way, but had I not been nimble -- in other words, had I been completely invested by the bear and thrown down -- he might, as the natives would phrase it, have made my wife a widow.
By my soul, I know not what Tom Price calls nimble men; but I could have walked as far on foot in the time.
Sir Ludar A Story of the Days of the Great Queen Bess Talbot Baines Reed 1872
Last week, Christine Lagarde said the UK needed to be "nimble" - an indication that while the IMF backs George Osborne's Plan A today, the fiscal consolidation may need tweeking if the global economic climate worsens.
The Guardian World News Graeme Wearden 2011
Smaller companies are able to be more nimble, that is clearly the case.
BusinessWeek.com -- 2010
Three weeks he lay upon that narrow white bed, and learned to face the battalion of eyes from the other narrow beds around him; learned to distinguish the quiet sounds of the marble lined room from the rumble of the unknown city without; and when the nimble was the loudest his heart ached with the thought of the alley and all the horrible sights and sounds that seemed written in letters of fire across his spirit.
Lo, Michael! Grace Livingston Hill 1906
The BOE would have to be "nimble" in responding to changes in the economic outlook, it added.
IMF Endorses U.K. Fiscal Plan Paul Hannon 2010