getting the faculty of fast motion in the limbs likely or ready to move nimble energetic as an agile guy an agile tongue
- 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.
1580s, from center French agile (14c.) and right from Latin agilis "nimble, quick," from agere "to maneuver, drive" (see work (letter.)). Related: Agilely.
(a.) Having the professors of fast motion in the limbs; apt or willing to go; nimble; energetic; because, an agile guy; an agile tongue.
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.