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Ape meaning

ape - 6 dictionary results

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

ape - examples of usage

  1. In the Punjab the ravens, which in many respects ape the manners of birds of prey, are now nesting.
  2. You tore off one of my buttons, you ape.
  3. His long, ape- like arms enabled him to reach over the gunwale without bending much to either side; and only with these did he appear to make any exertion- his body remaining perfectly immobile.
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