agile Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite moving quickly and lightly
    quick; spry; nimble.
    • 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
  2. adjective satellite mentally quick
    • an agile mind
    • nimble wits


Ag"ile adjective
F. agile, L. agilis, fr. agere to move. See Agent.
  1. Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile tongue.
    Shaking it with agile hand. Cowper.
    Syn. -- Active; alert; nimble; brisk; lively; quick.

Webster 1913