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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Nimble \Nim"ble\ (n[i^]m"b'l), adjective [Compar. {Nimbler} (n[i^]m"bl[~e]r); superl. {Nimblest} (n[i^]m"bl[e^]st).] [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. ne'mein 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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

nimble

adjective

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}, {nimble}, {quick}, {spry}]

2: mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits" [syn: {agile}, {nimble}]


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