EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier agil, borrowed from Latin agilis (agile, nimble), from agō (do, act; move). See agent.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæd͡ʒ.aɪl/, /ˈæd͡ʒ.əl/
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  • Rhymes: -ædʒəl

AdjectiveEdit

agile (comparative agiler or more agile, superlative agilest or most agile)

  1. Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move
    Synonym: nimble
    an agile creature
    an agile wit
    • 1902, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
      The man drew out paper and tobacco and twirled the one up in the other with surprising dexterity. He had long, quivering fingers as agile and restless as the antennae of an insect.
  2. Characterised by quick motion
    agile movements
  3. (chiefly software engineering) Of or relating to agile software development, a technique for iterative and incremental development of software involving collaboration between teams.[1]
    agile methods

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joe Miller (9 February 2018), “Are these the worst examples of business jargon?”, in BBC News[1], BBC

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin agilis (swift).

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agile (plural agiles)

  1. nimble, agile (quick and light in movement or action)

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [aˈɡiːlə]
  • Hyphenation: agi‧le

AdjectiveEdit

agile

  1. inflection of agil:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin agilis (agile, nimble), from agō (do, act; move).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

agile (masculine and feminine plural agili)

  1. agile, nimble

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Further readingEdit

  • agile in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

agile

  1. nominative neuter singular of agilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of agilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of agilis

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin agilis.

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AdjectiveEdit

agile (comparative mair agile, superlative maist agile)

  1. agile

ReferencesEdit

  • “agile” in Eagle, Andy, editor, The Online Scots Dictionary[2], 2016.