Nim"ble (?), a. [Compar. Nimbler (?); superl. Nimblest (?).] [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. to distribute. &root;
7. cf. Nomand, Numb.] Light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift.Through the mid seas the nimble pinnace sails.Pope.&hand; Nimble is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, nimble-footed, nimble-pinioned, nimble-winged, etc.Nimble Will (Bot.), a slender, branching, American grass (Muhlenbergia diffusa), of some repute for grazing purposes in the Mississippi valley.Syn. -- Agile; quick; active; brisk; lively; prompt.
The adjective Nimble has 2 senses
1. agile,nimble -- mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits"
2. agile,nimble,quick,spry -- 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"