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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 ?
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.
But Doctor Kimble (country apothecaries in old days enjoyed that title without authority of diploma), being a thin and agile man, was flitting about the room with his hands in his pockets, making himself agreeable to his feminine patients, with medical impartiality, and being welcomed everywhere as a doctor by hereditary right--not one of those miserable apothecaries who canvass for practice in strange neighbourhoods, and spend all their income in starving their one horse, but a man of substance, able to keep an extravagant table like the best of his patients.
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.
Waska, being very agile, climbed up by the outside to the grated window, and called in an anxious voice:
While Don Quixote waited for Sancho to mount into the cork tree he of the Mirrors took as much ground as he considered requisite, and, supposing Don Quixote to have done the same, without waiting for any sound of trumpet or other signal to direct them, he wheeled his horse, which was not more agile or better-looking than Rocinante, and at his top speed, which was an easy trot, he proceeded to charge his enemy; seeing him, however, engaged in putting Sancho up, he drew rein, and halted in mid career, for which his horse was very grateful, as he was already unable to go.
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.
Soon she was willing to sit upon his knee, and clasp him closely with her thin and agile arm.
The result is that they are infinitely less agile and less powerful, in proportion to their weight, than an Earth man, and I doubt that were one of them suddenly to be transported to Earth he could lift his own weight from the ground; in fact, I am convinced that he could not do so.
The spoor was but a couple of days old when the two discovered it, which meant that the slow-moving caravan was but a few hours distant from them whose trained and agile muscles could carry their bodies swiftly through the branches above the tangled undergrowth which had impeded the progress of the laden carriers of the white men.
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.
As it dawned upon me first, it presented a sort of metallic spider with five jointed, agile legs, and with an extraordinary number of jointed levers, bars, and reaching and clutching tentacles about its body.
These three others fenced against him with their agile swords.