nimble

  • 1 Nimble — may refer to: HMS Nimble, the name of several Royal Navy vessels RMAS Nimble (A222), a British naval auxiliary ship USS Nimble, the name of two US Navy vessels Castle Nimble, a castle in Wales Nimble (bread), a brand of bread owned by Hovis Camp… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Nimble — Nim ble (n[i^]m b l), a. [Compar. {Nimbler} (n[i^]m bl[ e]r); superl. {Nimblest} (n[i^]m bl[e^]st).] [OE. nimel, prob. orig., quick at seizing, fr. nimen to take, AS. niman; akin to D. nemen, G. nehmen, OHG. neman, Icel. nema, Goth. nima, and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 nimble — [nim′bəl] adj. nimbler, nimblest [with intrusive b < ME nimmel < OE numol < niman, to take (see NIM): basic sense “capable of taking”] 1. mentally quick; quick witted; alert [a nimble mind] 2. Rare showing mental quickness [a nimble… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 nimble — index alert (agile), deft, rapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 nimble — (adj.) agile, light footed, c.1300, nemel, from O.E. næmel quick to grasp (attested only once), related to niman to take, from P.Gmc. *nemanan (Cf. O.S., O.Du., Goth. niman, O.N. nema, O.Fris. nima, Ger. nehmen to take ), from PIE root *nem …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 nimble — *agile, brisk, spry Analogous words: sprightly, *lively, animated: alert, wide awake, vigilant, *watchful: *supple, limber, lithe …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 nimble — [adj] dexterous, smart active, adept, adroit, agile, alert, bright, brisk, clever, deft, handy, light, lissome, lithe, lively, proficient, prompt, quick, quick witted, ready, skillful, sprightly, spry, swift, vigilant, wide awake; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 nimble — ► ADJECTIVE (nimbler, nimblest) ▪ quick and agile in movement, action, or thought. DERIVATIVES nimbly adverb. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 nimble — [[t]nɪ̱mb(ə)l[/t]] nimbler, nimblest 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is nimble is able to move their fingers, hands, or legs quickly and easily. Everything had been stitched by Molly s nimble fingers... Val, who was light and nimble on her feet, learnt …

    English dictionary

  • 10 nimble — adjective 1 able to move quickly and easily with light neat movements: a nimble climber | nimble fingers 2 a nimble mind/brain/wit an ability to think quickly or understand things easily: They liked his nimble mind his ability to come up with… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 nimble — adjective (nimbler; nimblest) Etymology: 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 Date: 14th… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 nimble — nimbleness, n. nimbly, adv. /nim beuhl/, adj., nimbler, nimblest. 1. quick and light in movement; moving with ease; agile; active; rapid: nimble feet. 2. quick to understand, think, devise, etc.: a nimble mind. 3. cleverly contrived: a story with …

    Universalium

  • 13 nimble — nim|ble [ˈnımbəl] adj [: Old English; Origin: numol holding a lot , from niman to take ] 1.) able to move quickly and easily with light neat movements = ↑agile ▪ nimble fingers ▪ a nimble climber 2.) a nimble mind/brain/wit an ability to think… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 nimble — UK [ˈnɪmb(ə)l] / US adjective Word forms nimble : adjective nimble comparative nimbler superlative nimblest 1) able to move quickly and easily 2) someone who has a nimble mind is intelligent and learns things quickly Derived word: nimbly UK / US… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 nimble — nim•ble [[t]ˈnɪm bəl[/t]] adj. bler, blest 1) quick and light in movement; agile: nimble feet[/ex] 2) quick to understand, think, devise, etc.: a nimble mind[/ex] 3) cleverly contrived: a nimble plot[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 1000; late ME nymel,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 nimble — adjective a) Quick and light in movement or action. He was too nimble for the assailant and easily escaped his grasp. b) Quick witted and alert. She has a nimble mind and can improvise in any situation …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 nimble — Synonyms and related words: active, acute, adroit, agile, alacritous, alert, alive, apt, attentive, awake, brainy, breakneck, bright, brilliant, brisk, catty, clever, coruscating, dashing, deft, dexterous, dispatchful, double quick, eagle winged …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 nimble — nim|ble [ nımbl ] adjective 1. ) able to move quickly and easily: Her nimble fingers moved effortlessly over the keyboard. 2. ) someone who has a nimble mind is intelligent and learns things quickly ╾ nim|bly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 nimble — adjective 1) he was nimble on his feet Syn: agile, sprightly, light, spry, lively, quick, graceful, lithe, limber; skillful, deft, dexterous, adroit; informal nippy, twinkle toed; literary lightsome Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 nimble — adjective 1) he was nimble on his feet Syn: agile, sprightly, light, spry, quick, lithe, skilful, deft, dexterous, adroit; informal nippy 2) a nimble mind Syn: quick …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary


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