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Meaning of NIMBLE

Pronunciation:  'nimbul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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. [adj]  mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits"
 

NIMBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: active, agile, intelligent, quick, spry
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nim"ble\, a. [Compar. {Nimbler}; superl. {Nimblest}.]
[OE. nimel, prob. orig., quick at seizing, fr. nimen to take,
AS. niman; akin to D. nemen, G. nehmen, OHG. neman, Icel.
nema, Goth. nima, and prob. to Gr. ? to distribute. [root] 7.
Cf. {Nomand}, {Numb}.]
Light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity;
lively; swift.

      Through the mid seas the nimble pinnace sails. --Pope.

Note: Nimble is sometimes used in the formation of
      self-explaining compounds; as, nimble-footed,
      nimble-pinioned, nimble-winged, etc.

{Nimble Will} (Bot.), a slender, branching, American grass
   ({Muhlenbergia diffusa}), of some repute for grazing
   purposes in the Mississippi valley.

Syn: Agile; quick; active; brisk; lively; prompt.

 
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