Nim·ble a. [Compar. Nimbler superl. Nimblest ] Light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift.
Through the mid seas the nimble pinnace sails. --Pope.
Note: ☞ Nimble is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, nimble-footed, nimble-pinioned, nimble-winged, etc.
Nimble Will Bot., a slender, branching, American grass (Muhlenbergia diffusa), of some repute for grazing purposes in the Mississippi valley.
Syn: -- Agile; quick; active; brisk; lively; prompt.
adj 1: moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a gymnast";
"as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of
foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the
stairs before we could stop it" [syn: agile, quick,
2: mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits" [syn: agile]