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ag·ile

 (ăj′əl, -īl′)
adj.
1. Characterized by quickness, lightness, and ease of movement; nimble.
2. Mentally quick or alert: an agile mind.

[French, from Latin agilis, from agere, to drive, do; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

ag′ile·ly adv.
ag′ile·ness n.

agile

(ˈædʒaɪl)
adj
1. quick in movement; nimble
2. mentally quick or acute
[C15: from Latin agilis, from agere to do, act]
ˈagilely adv
agility n

ag•ile

(ˈædʒ əl, -aɪl)

adj.
1. quick and well-coordinated in movement; nimble.
2. active; lively.
3. marked by an ability to think quickly; mentally acute or aware.
[1570–80; earlier agil < Latin agilis=ag(ere) to drive, do, act + -ilis -ile1]
ag′ile•ly, adv.

agile

- Means having quick motion and being nimble, from Latin agere, "to do."
See also related terms for nimble.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.agile - moving quickly and lightlyagile - 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"
active - characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"
2.agile - mentally quickagile - mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits"
intelligent - having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"

agile

adjective
1. nimble, active, quick, lively, swift, brisk, supple, sprightly, lithe, limber, spry, lissom(e) He is not as strong and agile as he was at 20.
nimble heavy, slow, stiff, awkward, clumsy, lumbering, slow-moving, ponderous, ungainly, unsupple
2. acute, sharp, quick, bright (informal), prompt, alert, clever, lively, nimble, quick-witted She was quick-witted, and had an extraordinarily agile mind.

agile

adjective
Moving or performing quickly, lightly, and easily:
Translations
خَفِيف الحَرَكَه، رَشِيق
подвиженпъргав
hbitýsvižný
adrætsmidig
ketterä
fimur, kvikur
guvusvikrumasvikrus
veiklsžigls
vrtký
atikçevik

agile

[ˈædʒaɪl] ADJágil

agile

[ˈædʒaɪl] adj
(physically) [person] → agile
(mentally) [person, mind] → agile

agile

adj person, thinkerbeweglich, wendig; body also, movementsgelenkig, geschmeidig; animalflink, behände; he has an agile minder ist geistig sehr wendig or beweglich or flexibel

agile

[ˈædʒaɪl] adjagile, svelto/a

agile

(ˈӕdʒail) adjective
able to move quickly and easily. The antelope is very agile.
aˈgility (-ˈdʒi-) noun

agile

a. ágil, ligero-a, expedito-a.

agile

adj ágil
References in classic literature ?
The act released his physical energies without unfettering his will; his mind was still spellbound, but his powerful body and agile limbs, endowed with a blind, insensate life of their own, resisted stoutly and well.
He could have been whatever he turned his agile intellect and his cunning hand to; he had been a schoolmaster and a watch-maker, and I believe an amateur doctor and irregular lawyer; he talked and wrote brilliantly, and he was one of the group that nightly disposed of every manner of theoretical and practical question at the drug-store; it was quite indifferent to him which side he took; what he enjoyed was the mental exercise.
I sat all the time in this same place at this table, chose and placed cards, and watched those broad-boned agile hands in the same way.
And, looking at his strong, agile, assiduously careful and needlessly wary movements, the mother felt her mind at rest, and smiled gaily and approvingly as she watched him.
Descended from a race of meat eaters, never in his life, he thought, had he once satisfied his appetite for animal food; and so now his agile little body wormed its way far into the mass of struggling, rending apes in an endeavor to obtain a share which his strength would have been unequal to the task of winning for him.
But the tendency to rapid sinking in this substance was in the present instance materially counteracted by the other parts of the head remaining undetached from it, so that it sank very slowly and deliberately indeed, affording Queequeg a fair chance for performing his agile obstetrics on the run, as you may say.
Silver, agile as a monkey even without leg or crutch, was on the top of him next moment and had twice buried his knife up to the hilt in that defenceless body.
Thus saying he strode merrily forward to the edge of the wood, and paused there a moment, his agile form erect, his brown locks flowing and his brown eyes watching the road; and a goodly sight he made, as the wind blew the ruddy color into his cheeks.
The agile Frenchman was soon upon his feet again, and lost no time in knocking down two of his long-gowned adversaries with his fists and a vigorous application of his toes; then, rushing out of the pagoda as fast as his legs could carry him, he soon escaped the third priest by mingling with the crowd in the streets.
Herds of agile gazelles were seen skipping about, their curling horns mingling with the tall herbage, within which the alligator, half concealed, lay silently in wait for them with watchful eyes.
It was the poor goat, the agile Djali, which had made its escape after her, at the moment when Quasimodo had put to flight Charmolue's brigade, and which had been lavishing caresses on her feet for nearly an hour past, without being able to win a glance.
I was more agile than they and could subsist upon coarser diet; I bore the extremes of heat and cold with less injury to my frame; my stature far exceeded theirs.