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Definition of Ape

any of a group of anthropoid primates characterized by long arms, a broad chest, and the absence of a tail, comprising the family Pongidae (great ape) which includes the chimpanzee, gorilla, and orangutan, and the family Hylobatidae (lesser ape) which includes the gibbon and siamang.
(loosely) any primate except humans.
an imitator; mimic.
Informal. a big, ugly, clumsy person.
verb (used with object), aped, aping.
to imitate; mimic:
to ape another's style of writing.
go ape, Slang. to become violently emotional:
When she threatened to leave him, he went ape.
go ape over, Slang. to be extremely enthusiastic about:
They go ape over old rock music.

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Example Sentences for ape

He is as full of cunning as an ape, and, I warrant me, would act his part marvellously.

Misled by certain signs of form and shape, Some think we are descended from the ape.

The ape, baffled, pursues his way; the chariot is replaced on the earth.

One would have said that this creature was less a man than an ape.

To a wise much-meditative House-Mastiff, can that be pleasant, from an unthinking dizened creature of the Ape species?

The ape, elephant, chameleon, and some others are especially noticed.

No ape stands really erect, a posture which is natural in man.

The monks try to ape the works, but know nothing of the faith of the fathers.

He sat like an ape, a resemblance impossible to avoid when a man uses his feet instead of his hands.

He was as proud as a peacock, as wicked as an ape, and as silly as a goose.

History of Ape

Word Origin & History

ape O.E. apa, from P.Gmc. *apan (cf. O.S. apo, O.N. api, Du. aap, Ger. affe), perhaps borrowed in P.Gmc. from Celtic (cf. O.Ir. apa) or Slavic (cf. O.Bohemian op, Slovak opitza), probably ult. from a non-I.E. language. The verb "to imitate" (1630s) is implied in to play the ape (1570s), and the noun sense of "one who mimics" may date from early 13c. Aping "imitation" is recorded from 1680s. Ape-man, hypothetical "missing link," is from 1879, in a translation of Haeckel. To go ape (in emphatic form, go apeshit) "go crazy" is 1955, U.S. slang. To lead apes in hell (1570s) was the fancied fate of who died an old maid.

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