Agility A*gil"i*ty, n. [F. agili['e], L. agilitas, fr. agilis.] 1. The quality of being agile; the power of moving the limbs quickly and easily; nimbleness; activity; quickness of motion; as, strength and agility of body. [1913 Webster]

They . . . trust to the agility of their wit. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Wheeling with the agility of a hawk. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. Activity; powerful agency. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The agility of the sun's fiery heat. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

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