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nimble


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nimble  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  nimble 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {agile},  {quick}, 
  {spry}] 
  2:  mentally  quick;  "an  agile  mind";  "nimble  wits"  [syn:  {agile}] 




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