Complete Definition of "agile"

English

Etymology
French agile#French|agile, Latin agilis, from agere, "to act", "to move". See agent.

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE /Ëæʤ.aɪl/
audio|en-us-agile.ogg|Audio (US), audio|en-us-agile-2.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile tongue.

Quotations
<blockquote>
The man drew out paper and tobacco and twirled the one up in the other with surprising dexterity. He had long, quivering fingers as agile and restless as the antennae of an insect.
<BR>&mdash; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Hound of the Baskervilles
</blockquote>

Synonyms
active; alert; nimble; brisk; lively; quick.

Translations
trans-top|Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs
Arabic: رشÙÙ - Ø®ÙÙ٠اÙحرÙØ©
Bulgarian: подвижен, пÑÑгав
Finnish: ketterä
German: behende
Portuguese: ágil
trans-mid
Serbian:
:Latin: gibak m
:Cyrillic: гибак m
Spanish: ágil
Portuguese: ágil
trans-bottom

Derived terms
agility


Italian

Adjective
it-adj|agil|e|i

  1. #English|agile, nimble

ar:agile
de:agile
fr:agile
gl:agile
ko:agile
io:agile
id:agile
it:agile
pl:agile
ru:agile
te:agile
vi:agile
zh:agile

Revision and Credits for"agile"
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the
GNU Free Documentation License
 
 

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.