agile

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈædʒaɪl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈædʒəl, -aɪl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ajəl, -īl)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ag•ile /ˈædʒəl, -aɪl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. quick and well-coordinated in movement; nimble:agile athletes.
  2. Dialect Termsmentally resourceful:an agile mind.
ag•ile•ly, adv. 
a•gil•i•ty /əˈdʒɪlɪti/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]See -ag-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ag•ile  (ajəl, -īl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. quick and well-coordinated in movement;
    lithe:an agile leap.
  2. active;
    lively:an agile person.
  3. Dialect Termsmarked by an ability to think quickly;
    mentally acute or aware:She's 95 and still very agile.
agile•ly, adv. 
agile•ness, n. 
  • Latin agilis, equivalent. to ag- (base of agere to do) + -ilis -ile
  • earlier agil 1570–80
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged nimble, sprightly.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged brisk, spry.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged awkward.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged sluggish, lethargic.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
agile /ˈædʒaɪl/ adj
  1. quick in movement; nimble
  2. mentally quick or acute
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin agilis, from agere to do, act

ˈagilely adv agility /əˈdʒɪlɪtɪ/ n
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