adjective ag·ile \ˈa-jəl, -ˌjī(-ə)l\

: able to move quickly and easily

: quick, smart, and clever

Full Definition of AGILE

:  marked by ready ability to move with quick easy grace <an agile dancer>
:  having a quick resourceful and adaptable character <an agile mind>
ag·ile·ly \-jə(l)-lē, -ˌjī(l)-lē\ adverb

Examples of AGILE

  1. Leopards are very fast and agile.
  2. <the expressive movements of agile dancers>

Origin of AGILE

Middle French, from Latin agilis, from agere to drive, act — more at agent
First Known Use: 1581

Rhymes with AGILE

AGILELY Defined for Kids


adjective ag·ile \ˈa-jəl\

Definition of AGILE for Kids

:  able to move quickly and easily <an agile athlete>
:  having a quick mind <an agile thinker>
ag·ile·ly adverb <jumped agilely>


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