Nimble

Nim"ble

(nm"b'l), a. [Compar. Nimbler (nm"blr); superl. Nimblest (nm"blst).] [OE. nimel, prob. orig., quick at seizing, fr. nimen to take, AS. niman; akin to D. nemen, G. nehmen, OHG. neman, Icel. nema, Goth. nima, and prob. to Gr. ne`mein to distribute. 7. Cf. Nomand, Numb.] Light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift.
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Through the mid seas the nimble pinnace sails.
Pope.
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Nimble is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, nimble-footed, nimble-pinioned, nimble-winged, etc.
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Nimble Will (Bot.), a slender, branching, American grass (Muhlenbergia diffusa), of some repute for grazing purposes in the Mississippi valley.
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Syn. -- Agile; quick; active; brisk; lively; prompt.
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