• (adjective): Quick, light, or agile in movement or action; deft: nimble fingers. See Synonyms at dexterous.
  • (adjective): Quick, clever, and acute in devising or understanding: nimble wits.

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  • (adjective): mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits"
  • (adjective): 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"

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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 Nimble, a US Army post in South Korea
Nimble Storage, an enterprise data storage company

Example Sentences

  • We must remain nimble, flexible and prepared to compete as a region.

  • The suspension is pillow-soft, and a front-wheel-drive car approaching 2 tons can't be called nimble, but the chassis felt tight and Fusion was sure-footed.

  • Hermod, called the nimble, an older brother of Baldur, said he would go.

  • Why do we not always build our towns, when we can, on heights, in what Shakespeare calls nimble and sweet air?

  • It will be observed that the bear, after having pursued me for a few yards, turned and went on his way, but had I not been nimble -- in other words, had I been completely invested by the bear and thrown down -- he might, as the natives would phrase it, have made my wife a widow.

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