- quick and well-coordinated in movement; lithe: an agile leap.
- active; lively: an agile person.
- marked by an ability to think quickly; mentally acute or aware: She’s 95 and still very agile.
- quick in movement; nimble
- mentally quick or acute
1580s, from Middle French agile (14c.) and directly from Latin agilis “nimble, quick,” from agere “to move, drive” (see act (n.)). Related: Agilely.