agile

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adjective ag·ile \ˈa-jəl, -ˌjī(-ə)l\

Definition of agile

  1. 1 :  marked by ready ability to move with quick easy grace an agile dancer

  2. 2 :  having a quick resourceful and adaptable character an agile mind

agilely

play \-jə(l)-lē, -ˌjī(l)-lē\ adverb

Examples of agile in a sentence

  1. Leopards are very fast and agile.

  2. the expressive movements of agile dancers

Origin and Etymology of agile

Middle French, from Latin agilis, from agere to drive, act — more at agent


First Known Use: 14th century


AGILE Defined for English Language Learners

agile

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adjective ag·ile \ˈa-jəl, -ˌjī(-ə)l\

Definition of agile for English Language Learners

  • : able to move quickly and easily

  • : quick, smart, and clever


AGILE Defined for Kids

agile

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adjective ag·ile \ˈa-jəl\

Definition of agile for Students

  1. 1 :  able to move quickly and easily an agile athlete

  2. 2 :  having a quick mind an agile thinker

agilely

adverb jumped agilely


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