An example of someone who would be described as nimble is a gymnast who is graceful and flexible.
An example of someone who would be described as nimble is someone who grasps concepts quickly and understands things the first time they are explained.
A nimble mind.
A nimble reply.
Other Word Forms
Origin of nimble
- Middle English nemel from Old English nǣmel quick to seize numol quick at learning nem- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English nymel, nemel (“capable"), merger of Old English nÇ£mel (“receptive, quick to grasp") and Old English numol (“able to take, capable of holding"), both from niman (“to take") + -el, -ol (associative suffix). Compare German nehmen Gothic 𐌽𐌹𐌼𐌰𐌽 (niman), Old Norse nema (“to take"). More at nim.