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nimble

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adjective nim·ble \ˈnim-bəl\

Simple Definition of nimble

  • : able to move quickly, easily, and lightly

  • : able to learn and understand things quickly and easily

Full Definition of nimble

nim·bler play \-b(ə-)lər\ nim·blest play \-b(ə-)ləst\

  1. 1 :  quick and light in motion :  agile <nimble fingers>

  2. 2 a :  marked by quick, alert, clever conception, comprehension, or resourcefulness <a nimble mind> b :  responsive, sensitive <a nimble listener>

nim·ble·ness play \-bəl-nəs\ noun
nim·bly play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of nimble

  1. <possessing a nimble wit, he always has a cutting comeback for any intended insult thrown his way>

  2. <her nimble fingers make knitting look so easy>



Origin of nimble

Middle English nimel, from Old English numol holding much, from niman to take; akin to Old High German neman to take, Greek nemein to distribute, manage, nomos pasture, nomos usage, custom, law


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with nimble


NIMBLE Defined for Kids

nimble

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adjective nim·ble \ˈnim-bəl\

Definition of nimble

nim·blernim·blest

  1. 1 :  quick and light in motion :  agile <a nimble dancer>

  2. 2 :  quick in understanding and learning :  clever <a nimble mind>

nim·ble·ness noun
nim·bly \-blē\ adverb <Then the vendors had to dodge nimbly to avoid being trampled under the heavy hooves … — Laurence Yep, Dragonwings>




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