nimble nimble  /ˈnɪm bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) moving quickly and lightly
  2. (adj) mentally quick

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The former New York Senator, who died Wednesday at 76 from complications arising from a burst appendix, was known for his sharp wit and his nimble mind.
  2. Lacking brawn, they have to be nimble.

News

  1. Build up ankles to minimize future sprains - Sat, 15 Jun 2013 PST

    DEAR DOCTOR K: I tend to sprain my ankle fairly often. Are there any exercises that could help me strengthen my ankles and prevent future sprains? DEAR READER: Your ankles are remarkable joints. They must bear the full weight of your body, yet stay nimble and flexible.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  2. Ask Dr. K: Build up weak ankles

    Dear Dr. K: I tend to sprain my ankle fairly often. Are there any exercises that could help me strengthen my ankles and prevent future sprains? Dear Reader: Your ankles are remarkable joints. They must bear the full weight of your body, yet stay nimble and flexible.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Monterey County Herald

  3. Cheetah's acceleration power key to their success

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone knows cheetahs are blazingly fast. Now new research illustrates how their acceleration and nimble zigzagging leave other animals in the dust and scientists in awe.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Time and again, we've learned that quickly piecing together information and taking swift action is critical to staying one step ahead of a nimble adversary," Obama said.
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Daily News

  2. Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn said market uncertainties required "flexible and pragmatic policymaking -- 'nimble' is the adjective I used a few weeks ago" -- leading some investors to believe the Fed was still open to lowering interest rates.
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Donald Kohn Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  3. "He's a great footballer," said Tabarez. "He's very fast, very nimble, very long strides. When he shifts his body, it's difficult to react. With Robben back, this Holland side benefits greatly. They were already very good without him, but now...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Oscar Tabarez Source: The Guardian

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