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Definitions of ape

  1. person who resembles a non-human primate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. imitate uncritically and in every aspect; "Her little brother apes her behavior" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. someone who copies the words or behavior of another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. represent in or produce a caricature of; "The drawing caricatured the President" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A quadrumanous mammal, esp. of the family Simiadae, having teeth of the same number and form as in man, and possessing neither a tail nor cheek pouches. The name is applied esp. to species of the genus Hylobates, and is sometimes used as a general term for all Quadrumana. The higher forms, the gorilla, chimpanzee, and ourang, are often called anthropoid apes or man apes. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. One who imitates servilely (in allusion to the manners of the ape); a mimic. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A dupe. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A family of Primates consisting of three genera: Pongo (PONGO PYGMAEUS), Pan (PAN TROGLODYTES and PAN PANISCUS), and Gorilla (GORILLA GORILLA). They inhabit forests in southeast Asia, equatorial Africa, Sumatra, and Borneo. The members of this family are the closest living relatives of man. Medical Dictionary DB
  11. A tailless monkey resembling man; a silly mimic; a fool. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To mimic, as an ape. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A tailless monkey: a silly imitator. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To imitate, as an ape. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A tailless monkey; a mimic. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To imitate closely. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To imitate absurdly; mimic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. An Old World man-like monkey; also, any monkey; a mimic. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A quadrumanous animal with human teeth and without a tail; a servile or silly imitator. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To imitate servilely; to mimic. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A kind of monkey; a vain imitator; a mimic. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Foolishly to try to imitate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. an animal of the monkey tribe ( 1 Kings 10:22 ; 2 Chr 9:21 ). It was brought from India by the fleets of Solomon and Hiram, and was called by the Hebrews koph_, and by the Greeks _kepos , both words being just the Indian Tamil name of the monkey, kapi, i.e., swift, nimble, active. No species of ape has ever been found in Palestine or the adjacent regions. biblestudytools.com
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  25. A graphics package from the Ohio SupercomputerCentre. foldoc_fs
  26. [=a]p, n. a monkey: a monkey without a tail or with a very short one: a simian proper, linking man and the lower animals, and hence termed Anthropoid--gorilla, chimpanzee, orang-outang, or gibbon: one who plays the ape, a silly imitator: (Shak.) an imitator in a good or neutral sense.--v.t. to imitate as an ape.--ns. APE'DOM; APE'HOOD; AP'ERY, conduct of one who apes, any ape-like action: a colony of apes.--adj. AP'ISH, like an ape: imitative: foppish.--adv. AP'ISHLY.--ns. AP'ISHNESS, AP'ISM (Carlyle).--GOD'S APE, a born fool.--TO LEAD APES IN HELL, believed to be the lot of old maids there; TO MAKE ANY ONE HIS APE, TO PUT AN APE IN HIS HOOD (obs.), to make a fool of any one. [A.S. apa; Ger. affe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Taillessmonkey (gorilla, chimpanzee, orang-outan, gibbons); imitator, mimic; play the a., mimic; Sea A., fish (Sea Fox). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. Imitate, mimic. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A quadrumanous mammal having teeth of the same number and form as in man, and possessing neither a tail nor cheek pouches;—one who imitates servilely, in allusion to the manners of the ape. Cabinet Dictionary
  30. A kind of monkey; an imitator. Complete Dictionary

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