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Definition of Ape


  1. 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.
  2. One who imitates servilely (in allusion to the manners of the ape); a mimic.
  3. A dupe.
  4. To mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally.

Ape Quotations

Evolution was far more thrilling to me than the biblical account. Who would not rather be a rising ape than a falling angel? To my juvenile eyes, Darwin was proved true every day. It doesn't take much to make us flip back into monkeys again.
Terry Pratchett

It's weird... people say they're not like apes. Now how do you explain football then?
Mitch Hedberg

Really hairy backs on men turn me off. I'm not into the ape thing at all. Or beer bellies and flabby arms, either. Also, one random nose hair which is longer than the others... that's gross.
Nadine Velazquez

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
H. L. Mencken

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
Langston Hughes
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Ape Translations

ape in Afrikaans is aap
ape in Danish is abe
ape in Dutch is aap
ape in Finnish is apina
ape in French is singe
ape in Italian is scimmia
ape in Portuguese is macaco
ape in Spanish is mono, mica
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