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nim·ble

 (nĭm′bəl)
adj. nim·bler, nim·blest
1. Quick, light, or agile in movement or action; deft: nimble fingers.
2. Quick, clever, and acute in devising or understanding: nimble wits. See Synonyms at dexterous.

[Middle English nemel, from Old English nǣmel, quick to seize and numol, quick at learning; see nem- in Indo-European roots.]

nim′ble·ness n.
nim′bly adv.

nimble

(ˈnɪmbəl)
adj
1. agile, quick, and neat in movement: nimble fingers.
2. alert; acute: a nimble intellect.
[Old English nǣmel quick to grasp, and numol quick at seizing, both from niman to take]
ˈnimbleness n
ˈnimbly adv

nim•ble

(ˈnɪm bəl)

adj. -bler, -blest.
1. quick and light in movement; agile: nimble feet.
2. quick to understand, think, devise, etc.: a nimble mind.
3. cleverly contrived: a nimble plot.
[before 1000; late Middle English nymel, earlier nemel, Old English nǣmel capable =nǣm- (variant s. of niman to take; see nim) + -el -le]
nim′ble•ness, n.
nim′bly, adv.

nimble

  • agile - Means having quick motion and being nimble, from Latin agere, "to do."
  • flippant - Once meant "flexible, nimble, pliant."
  • chopsticks - In Chinese, the word for chopsticks originally meant "quick sticks" or "nimble ones."
  • wieldy - Means "easily controlled or handled," and once meant "agile, nimble."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nimble - moving quickly and lightlynimble - 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.nimble - mentally quicknimble - 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"

nimble

adjective
1. agile, active, lively, deft, proficient, sprightly, nippy (Brit. informal), spry, dexterous Lily, who was light and nimble on her feet, was learning to tap-dance.
agile heavy, slow, dull, awkward, clumsy, inactive, lethargic, indolent
2. alert, ready, bright (informal), sharp, keen, active, smart, quick-witted To keep your mind nimble, you must use it.

nimble

adjective
1. Moving or performing quickly, lightly, and easily:
2. Exhibiting or possessing skill and ease in performance:
Translations
رَشيق الحَرَكَه
hbitýmrštný
adræt
ketteränopeaälyinenvalpasvikkelä
fürgegyorshajlékonyokosötletes
fimur, lipur
vikriai
izveicīgs, veikls
atikçevik

nimble

[ˈnɪmbl] ADJ (nimbler (compar) (nimblest (superl))) [person, mind] → ágil; [feet] → ligero; [fingers] → hábil, diestro
nimble-fingeredde dedos hábiles
nimble-footedde pies ligeros

nimble

[ˈnɪmbəl] adj
[person, fingers] → agile; [feet] → agile; [footwork] → bon(bonne)
to be nimble on one's feet → avoir le pied léger
[mind] → vif(vive)nimble-fingered [ˌnɪmbəlˈfɪŋgərd] adjaux doigts agilesnimble-footed [ˌnɪmbəlˈfʊtɪd] adjau pied léger

nimble

adj (+er) (= quick) fingers, feetflink; person alsobehände (geh); (= agile)gelenkig, wendig, beweglich; carwendig; (= skilful)geschickt; mindbeweglich; to be very nimble at operating somethingsehr geschickt im Umgang mit etw sein; as nimble as a goatleichtfüßig (wie eine Gämse); she is still nimblesie ist noch sehr rüstig

nimble

:
nimble-fingered
adjfingerfertig
nimble-footed

nimble

[ˈnɪmbl] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) (in moving) → agile; (mentally) → vivace, sveglio/a

nimble

(ˈnimbl) adjective
quick and light in movement. a nimble jump.
ˈnimbly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Away bounded the Hart, and soon, by the aid of his nimble legs, was nearly out of sight of the Hunter; but not noticing where he was going, he passed under some trees with branches growing low down in which his antlers were caught, so that the Hunter had time to come up.
Northerton no sooner obtained a release from his captivity, as we have seen, than he hasted away to overtake Mrs Waters; which, as he was a very active nimble fellow, he did at the last-mentioned city, some few hours after Captain Waters had left her.
At that hour the clear-voiced nymphs are with him and move with nimble feet, singing by some spring of dark water, while Echo wails about the mountain-top, and the god on this side or on that of the choirs, or at times sidling into the midst, plies it nimbly with his feet.
Taking a running start, his nimble legs carried him easily over and balanced neatly upon the end of the broad log.
Into this twilight apartment sundry nimble hands keep coiling away the long blanket-piece as if it were a great live mass of plaited serpents.
What nimble fingers you have,' said Flora, 'but are you sure you are well?
She turned away from him and glanced at her younger brother, who was screwing up his eyes and shaking with suppressed laughter, and unable to control herself any longer, she jumped up and rushed from the room as fast as her nimble little feet would carry her.
In less than an hour the feet were finished, two slender, nimble little feet, strong and quick, modeled as if by an artist's hands.
A smart guard jumped out, giving a whistle, and after him one by one the impatient passengers began to get down: an officer of the guards, holding himself erect, and looking severely about him; a nimble little merchant with a satchel, smiling gaily; a peasant with a sack over his shoulder.
Now he took to the road boldly, and as he was light and nimble, he felt no fatigue.
WHEN SPRING CAME, AFTER that hard winter, one could not get enough of the nimble air.
But he is not listening to them, he is there for business; he is not minding the cloak-bearers that come fluttering around to confuse him; he chases this way, he chases that way, and hither and yon, scattering the nimble banderillos in every direction like a spray, and receiving their maddening darts in his neck as they dodge and fly - oh, but it's a lively spectacle, and brings down the house