meaning of agile

agile meaning in General Dictionary

getting the faculty of fast motion in the limbs likely or ready to move nimble energetic as an agile guy an agile tongue

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  • going rapidly and lightly
  • mentally fast
  • obtaining the faculty of quick motion inside limbs; apt or willing to go; nimble; energetic; as, a nimble son; an agile tongue.

agile meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1580s, from center French agile (14c.) and right from Latin agilis "nimble, quick," from agere "to maneuver, drive" (see work (letter.)). Related: Agilely.


agile meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Having the professors of fast motion in the limbs; apt or willing to go; nimble; energetic; because, an agile guy; an agile tongue.


Sentence Examples with the word agile

They all present, which must be of assistance to the animal in steadying it in its agile bounds among the crags of its native haunts.

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