adjective, nim·bler, nim·blest.
Origin of nimble
Examples from the Web for nimble
It zips like all comedies seem to zip today, quick and nimble, its tone affectionate snark.
The best politics here is to be principled, nimble, and shrewd.
“Indies have low overhead, are nimble, and rarely work by committees,” Spillman says.Are Indie Presses the Minor Leagues of Publishing?|James McGirk|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. appears slow-witted on this, and the Qataris appear quick and nimble.
A successful challenger is a speedboat, nimble and opportunistic.Democrats Jittery Over Obama’s Sputtering 2012 Campaign|Eleanor Clift|June 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
What screwing of fiddle-pegs, nimble motion of elbows and long-sustained dancing and skipping.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland|Daniel Turner Holmes
And then Nimble trotted off down the mountainside, heading for Cedar Swamp.The Tale of Nimble Deer|Arthur Scott Bailey
Delighted astonishment hushed for the time her nimble tongue.Dorothy on a House Boat|Evelyn Raymond
All this was duly noted, and nimble feet carried each several movement speedily to the waiting Saxons.The Last of the Vikings|John Bowling
Pwit-Pwit perched himself on the rail just out of reach of his nimble fingers.Two in a Zoo|Curtis Dunham
British Dictionary definitions for nimble
Word Origin for nimble
Word Origin and History for nimble
"agile, light-footed," c.1300, nemel, from Old English næmel "quick to grasp" (attested but once), related to niman "to take," from Proto-Germanic *nemanan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Dutch, Gothic niman, Old Norse nema, Old Frisian nima, German nehmen "to take"), from PIE root *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot," also "to take" (cf. Greek nemein "to deal out," nemesis "just indignation," Latin numerus "number," Lithuanian nuoma "rent, interest," Middle Irish nos "custom, usage"). With excrescent -b- from c.1500 (cf. limb (n.1)). Related: Nimbleness. In 17c., English had nimblechaps "talkative fellow."