Definition of Ape

1. Noun. Any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all.

Generic synonyms: Primate
Specialized synonyms: Anthropoid Ape

2. Verb. Imitate uncritically and in every aspect. "Her little brother apes her behavior"
Generic synonyms: Imitate
Derivative terms: Aper, Apery

3. Noun. Someone who copies the words or behavior of another.
Exact synonyms: Aper, Copycat, Emulator, Imitator
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Epigon, Epigone, Parrot
Derivative terms: Emulate, Imitate

4. Verb. Represent in or produce a caricature of. "The drawing caricatured the President"
Exact synonyms: Caricature
Generic synonyms: Mock
Derivative terms: Caricature

5. Noun. Person who resembles a nonhuman primate.
Exact synonyms: Anthropoid
Generic synonyms: Misfit
Derivative terms: Anthropoid, Anthropoidal

Definition of Ape

1. n. A quadrumanous mammal, esp. of the family Simiadæ, 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.

2. v. t. To mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally.

Definition of Ape

1. Noun. An animal of a class of primates generally larger than monkeys and distinguished from them by having no tail. ¹

2. Noun. (derogatory) An uncivilised person. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To behave like an ape. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To imitate; mimic. ¹

5. Adjective. Wild; crazy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ape

1. to mimic [v APED, APING, APES] - See also: mimic

Medical Definition of Ape

1. 1. A quadrumanous mammal, especially. Of the family Simiadae, having teeth of the same number and form as in man, 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. The ape of the Old Testament was prqobably the rhesus monkey of India, and allied forms. 2. One who imitates servilely (in allusion to the manners of the ape); a mimic. 3. A dupe. Origin: AS. Apa; akin to D. Aap, OHG. Affo, G. Affe, Icel. Api, Sw. Apa, Dan. Abe, W. Epa. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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