quick and well-coordinated in movement; lithe:
an agile leap.
an agile person.
marked by an ability to think quickly; mentally acute or aware:
She’s 95 and still very agile.
quick in movement; nimble
mentally quick or acute
1580s, from Middle French agile (14c.) and directly from Latin agilis “nimble, quick,” from agere “to move, drive” (see act (n.)). Related: Agilely.
the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness: exercises demanding agility. the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; intellectual acuity. Historical Examples She had this advantage, that Fargus was utterly unprepared and ignorant of the thousand agilities of her sex. Max Fargus Owen Johnson After a glance or two at her Domini felt that […]
the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness: exercises demanding agility. the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; intellectual acuity. Contemporary Examples And while Garfield is merely pretending to have superhero strength and agility, he and Stone are actually dating IRL. Real-Life Couples on Screen: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Brangelina, and More Amy […]
against; opposed to. Historical Examples May the blessin’ of God and his holy mother keep you till I see you agin! Going To Maynooth William Carleton And it was Larry that turned you agin’ him after he come and joined us. Way of the Lawless Max Brand But agin I didn’t take particular notice, looking […]
a village in N France, near Calais: victory of the English over the French 1415. Contemporary Examples Would such shallowness be tolerated in a film about the Battle of Agincourt, immortalized by Shakespeare in Henry V? ‘300’ Is a Misleading, Muscle-Bound Travesty of Ancient History James Romm March 12, 2014 Yet there was also Henry […]