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NOUN (3)

1. any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all;

2. someone who copies the words or behavior of another;
[syn: copycat, imitator, emulator, ape, aper]

3. person who resembles a nonhuman primate;
[syn: anthropoid, ape]


VERB (2)

1. imitate uncritically and in every aspect;
- Example: "Her little brother apes her behavior"

2. represent in or produce a caricature of;
- Example: "The drawing caricatured the President"
[syn: caricature, ape]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ape \Ape\ ([=a]p), n. [AS. apa; akin to D. aap, OHG. affo, G. affe, Icel. api, Sw. apa, Dan. abe, W. epa.] 1. (Zool.) A quadrumanous mammal, esp. of the family Simiad[ae], 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The ape of the Old Testament was probably the rhesus monkey of India, and allied forms. [1913 Webster] 2. One who imitates servilely (in allusion to the manners of the ape); a mimic. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 3. A dupe. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ape \Ape\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aped; p. pr. & vb. n. Aping.] To mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally. "How he apes his sire." --Addison. [1913 Webster] The people of England will not ape the fashions they have never tried. --Burke. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ape n 1: any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all 2: someone who copies the words or behavior of another [syn: copycat, imitator, emulator, ape, aper] 3: person who resembles a nonhuman primate [syn: anthropoid, ape] v 1: imitate uncritically and in every aspect; "Her little brother apes her behavior" 2: represent in or produce a caricature of; "The drawing caricatured the President" [syn: caricature, ape]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

173 Moby Thesaurus words for "ape": Barbary ape, Cape polecat, Chiroptera, Lagomorpha, Primates, Rodentia, act, act a part, act as, act out, angwantibo, anthropoid ape, ape about, appear like, approach, approximate, aye-aye, baboon, bar, be like, be redolent of, bear, bear resemblance, bring to mind, bugs on, burlesque, call to mind, call up, capuchin, caricature, cavy, chacma, chimp, chimpanzee, come close, come near, compare with, conformist, coon, copier, copy, copycat, copyist, correspond, counterfeit, counterfeiter, cracked on, crazy about, cuckoo, dissembler, dissimulator, do, drill, echo, echoer, echoist, emulate, enact, entellus, evoke, faker, favor, ferret, follow, forger, foumart, freaked-out, gaga over, gibbon, glutton, gone on, gorilla, groundhog, guenon, guereza, guinea pig, hanuman, hedgehog, hepped up over, hipped on, hit off, hit off on, hot about, hypocrite, imitate, imitator, impersonate, impersonator, impostor, langur, lemur, look like, macaque, mad about, make like, man, mandrill, marmoset, masquerade as, match, mime, mimer, mimic, mimicker, mirror, mock, mocker, mockingbird, monk, monkey, mountain gorilla, mousehound, near, nearly reproduce, not tell apart, nuts about, nuts on, opossum, orang, orangutan, pantomime, parallel, parody, parrot, partake of, pass for, perform, personate, phony, plagiarist, play, play a part, polecat, poll-parrot, polly, polly-parrot, porcupine, pose as, poseur, possum, prairie dog, pretend to be, proboscis monkey, quill pig, raccoon, remind one of, resemble, rhesus, rival, saki, savor of, seem like, sheep, simulate, simulator, skunk, smack of, sound like, stack up with, starry-eyed over, steamed up about, suggest, take after, take off, take off on, travesty, turned-on, weasel, whistle-pig, wild about, wolverine, woodchuck, zoril
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

APE Adaptable Persistence Engine (ZOPE)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

APE APplication Engineering
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

APE A lossless audio compression algorithm from MonkeysAudio. (2001-12-20)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

apE A graphics package from the Ohio Supercomputer Centre. (1995-11-29)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Ape 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.