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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agility  \A*gil"i*ty\,  n.  [F.  agili['e],  L.  agilitas  fr 
  agilis.] 
  1.  The  quality  of  being  agile;  the  power  of  moving  the  limbs 
  quickly  and  easily;  nimbleness;  activity;  quickness  of 
  motion;  as  strength  and  agility  of  body. 
 
  They  .  .  .  trust  to  the  agility  of  their  wit. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  Wheeling  with  the  agility  of  a  hawk.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  Activity;  powerful  agency.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  agility  of  the  sun's  fiery  heat.  --Holland. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  agility 
  n  :  the  gracefulness  of  a  person  or  animal  that  is  quick  and 
  nimble  [syn:  {legerity},  {lightsomeness},  {nimbleness}] 




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