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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
agile
adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
more
▪ The mouth is more agile than the eye, he wrote, the hand is more agile than the brain.
▪ I was a little more agile and just jumped and crawled in.
▪ It is, if possible, even more agile than the flute.
▪ Jasper, who was far more agile than I will ever be, was faster over the rocks.
▪ The mouth is more agile than the eye, he wrote, the hand is more agile than the brain.
▪ Sometimes, when Jasper was far ahead of me, I wished I could be more agile for him.
▪ Ponies nearly always have the bonus of excellent temperaments and are much more agile than horses.
▪ You are a bit trimmer, more agile, better looking.
■ NOUN
mind
▪ He was a superb pilot, with a singular, agile mind.
▪ A seasoned gallant who spoke seven languages, he had a quick and agile mind that few women could resist.
▪ The Archdeacon was not a man of agile mind.
▪ But Clinton has an agile mind and he learns quickly.
▪ You get the best of both worlds in a job like this: use your strong back and your agile mind.
▪ Instead, she drew him out and brought the other guests to his still agile mind.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Harvey is very agile and quick for a big man.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ As unlikely as it sounds, this combination of the spontaneous and the studied blends beautifully into an agile, exotic hybrid.
▪ But Clinton has an agile mind and he learns quickly.
▪ He reaches the ball a step ahead of an agile sprite named Molly, whose ponytail flows behind her baseball cap.
▪ It is, if possible, even more agile than the flute.
▪ The best organizations use the team approach to stay agile and adaptable.
▪ The mouth is more agile than the eye, he wrote, the hand is more agile than the brain.
▪ You are a bit trimmer, more agile, better looking.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Agile

Agile \Ag"ile\, a. [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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
agile

1580s, from Middle French agile (14c.) and directly from Latin agilis "nimble, quick," from agere "to move, drive" (see act (n.)). Related: Agilely.

Wiktionary
agile

a. 1 Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile tongue. 2 (context computing English) Of or relating to (w: Agile software development), a technique for iterative and incremental development of software involving collaboration between teams.

WordNet
agile
  1. adj. 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: nimble, quick, spry]

  2. mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits" [syn: nimble]

Wikipedia
Agile

Agile usually refers to an entity that possesses agility.

Agile may also refer to:

AGILE (satellite)

AGILE (Astro‐Rivelatore Gamma a Immagini Leggero) is an X-ray and Gamma ray astronomical satellite of the Italian Space Agency (ASI).

Agile (horse)

Agile (1902–after 1912) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that was the winner of the 1905 Kentucky Derby. Agile won the Sapphire Stakes as a two-year-old and the Phoenix Stakes as a three-year-old.

Agile won the Kentucky Derby against two other competitors, Ram's Horn and Layson, in one of the smallest racing fields since Azra won in 1892.

Following the death of Capt. Samuel S. Brown, his son Frank bought Agile for $5,700 in the July 1906 dispersal sale of the entire racing stable. The last record of Agile racing was in a November 1907 claiming race at the Aqueduct race track in New York, where he finished dead last.

Agile sired three registered Thoroughbred offspring, the fillies Lady Eloise (1913), Chancy M (1915) and Katie Strand (1913) out of Texas bred mares. Lady Eloise is the third dam of American Quarter Horse Champion, Woven Web, who was also a sibling of Assault.

In 1912, Agile was owned by T. Polk of San Antonio and was used as a carriage horse by the family.

Agile (producer)

Ajene Griffith, better known as Agile, is a Canadian hip-hop producer and DJ from Toronto, Ontario. He is a member of the hip-hop groups BrassMunk and Big Black Lincoln.

Usage examples of "agile".

He venerated the language, verbalized everything that came into his fertile, agile, searching mind.

He had to guess, of course, which way agile Tallareyish would spin, and even though he guessed correctly that the elf would go to his right, his swipe was batted aside, not once but three times, before it ever got close to hitting the mark.

Even a bit drunk, Jill was agile, and she got through the dancing with her purity intact.

He had one hand below him and managed to push the hatch back as they descended, Avelyn rolling right over the hatchway, the deceivingly agile powrie hopping to its feet atop the now-closed portal.

He held Cric back, hiding behind some scrub, while agile Chipmunk worked his way into position.

I sat all the time in this same place at this table, chose and placed cards, and watched those broad-boned agile hands in the same way.

On the outside, induction cables lashed round in anarchic hundred-kilometre arcs, preventing even the most agile void-hawks from rendezvousing.

My hands are small and agile and will serve both of them well this eve.

Without the interfering strands hanging in her eyes she was better able to see to her task and her fingers moved with agile speed and efficiency even though the blood continued to ooze, though with much less frequency as the wound was stitched closed.

The veteran cop saw it coming and rolled out of the way as though he were an agile young man, barely avoiding the blow.

What worked with the wary antelope should work for agile honkers as well.

That gave Audubon not only the wires but also his watercolors and the strong spirits for preserving bits of the agile honker.

The spoor was but a couple of days old when the two discovered it, which meant that the slow-moving caravan was but a few hours distant from them whose trained and agile muscles could carry their bodies swiftly through the branches above the tangled undergrowth which had impeded the progress of the laden carriers of the white men.

With a gasping shriek the king ape collapsed, clutching futilely for the agile, naked creature nimbly sidestepping from his grasp.

Had this not been the case the escape of the two would have been a feat of little moment, since Meriem was scarcely a whit less agile than Korak, and fully as much at home in the trees as he.