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Webster 1913 Edition


Agile

Ag′ile

,
Adj.
[F.
agile
, L.
agilis
, fr.
agere
to move. See
Agent
.]
Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active;
as, an
agile
boy; an
agile
tongue.
Shaking it with
agile
hand.
Cowper.
Syn. – Active; alert; nimble; brisk; lively; quick.

Webster 1828 Edition


Agile

AG'ILE

,
Adj.
[L. agilis, from ago. See Act.]
Nimble; having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; brisk; active.
And bending forward, stuck his agile heels.

Definition 2022


agile

agile

English

Adjective

agile (comparative agiler or more agile, superlative agilest or most agile)

  1. Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile tongue.
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Hound of the Baskervilles
      The man drew out paper and tobacco and twirled the one up in the other with surprising dexterity. He had long, quivering fingers as agile and restless as the antennae of an insect.
  2. (computing) Of or relating to Agile software development, a technique for iterative and incremental development of software involving collaboration between teams.
    agile methods

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French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin agilis (swift).

Pronunciation

Adjective

agile m, f (plural agiles)

  1. nimble, agile (quick and light in movement or action)

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German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [aˈɡiːlə]
  • Hyphenation: agi‧le

Adjective

agile

  1. inflected form of agil

Italian

Etymology

From Latin agilis (agile, nimble), from agō (do, act; move).

Adjective

agile m, f (masculine and feminine plural agili)

  1. agile, nimble

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Latin

Adjective

agile

  1. nominative neuter singular of agilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of agilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of agilis