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: 1581


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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