Syn. Agile; quick; active; brisk; lively; prompt.
(Nim"ble*ness), n. The quality of being nimble; lightness and quickness in motion; agility; swiftness.
(Nim"bless) n. Nimbleness. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Nim"bly), adv. In a nimble manner; with agility; with light, quick motion.
(Nim*bose") a. [L. nimbosus, fr. nimbus cloud.] Cloudy; stormy; tempestuous.
(Nim"bus) n.; pl. L. Nimbi E. Nimbuses [L., a rain storm, a rain cloud, the cloudshaped which
enveloped the gods when they appeared on earth.]
1. (Fine Arts) A circle, or disk, or any indication of radiant light around the heads of divinities, saints,
and sovereigns, upon medals, pictures, etc.; a halo. See Aureola, and Glory, n., 5.
"The nimbus is of pagan origin." "As an atribute of power, the nimbus is often seen attached to the
heads of evil spirits." Fairholl.
2. (Meteor.) A rain cloud; one of the four principal varieties of clouds. See Cloud.
(Ni*mi"e*ty) n. [L. nimietas, fr. nimius, a., nimis, adv., too much.] State of being in excess.
There is a nimiety, a too-muchess, in all Germans.Coleridge.
(Nim"i*ous) a. [L. nimius.] Excessive; extravagant; inordinate. [Obs.]
(Nim"mer) n. [From Nim.] A thief. [Obs.]
(Nin) [Fr. ne in.] Not in. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Nin"com*poop) n. [A corruption of non compos.] A fool; a silly or stupid person. [Law]
An old ninnyhammer, a dotard, a nincompoop, is the best language she can afford me.Addison.
(Nine) a. [OE. nine, nihen, AS. nigon, nigan; akin to D. & LG. negen, OS. & OFries. nigun,
OHG. niun, G. neun, Icel. niu, sw. nio, Dan. ni, Goth. niun, Ir. & Gael. naoi, W. naw, L. novem,
Gr. Skr. navan; of unknown origin. &radic307. Cf. Novembeer.] Eight and one more; one less than
ten; as, nine miles.