ape
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English apa; akin to Old High German affo ape Date: before 12th century 1. a. monkey; especially one of the larger tailless or short-tailed Old World forms b. any of two families (Pongidae and Hylobatidae) of large tailless semierect primates (as the chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, or gibbon) — called also anthropoid, anthropoid ape 2. a. mimic b. a large uncouth person • apelike adjective II. transitive verb (aped; aping) Date: 1632 to copy closely but often clumsily and ineptly Synonyms: see copyaper noun III. adjective Date: circa 1955 crazy, wild — usually used in the phrase go ape

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  • APE — bzw. APE oder ape steht für: Theben (Ägypten), eine Stadt in Ägypten (historische hieroglyphische Bezeichnung) Ape (Kleintransporter), eine Kleintransporterreihe der Firma Piaggio Ape (Lettland) (dt. Hoppenhof), eine Stadt in Lettland Eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ape — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ape — bzw. APE oder ape steht für: Theben (Ägypten), eine Stadt in Ägypten (historische hieroglyphische Bezeichnung) Ape (Kleintransporter), eine Kleintransporterreihe der Firma Piaggio Ape (Lettland) (dt. Hoppenhof), eine Stadt in Lettland Eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ape — ape; ape·let; ape·rea; ape·ri·od·ic; semi·ape; ape·ri·ent; ape·ling; ape·ri·od·i·cal·ly; ape·ri·o·dic·i·ty; …   English syllables

  • ape — ⇒APE, APUS, subst. masc. ZOOL. Genre de crustacé branchiopode vivant en eau douce stagnante, caractérisé par une carapace formant bouclier dorsal : • Apus cancriforme (apus cancriformis) (...). Il se distingue tout de suite par une vaste carapace …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ape — ([=a]p), n. [AS. apa; akin to D. aap, OHG. affo, G. affe, Icel. api, Sw. apa, Dan. abe, W. epa.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadrumanous mammal, esp. of the family {Simiad[ae]}, having teeth of the same number and form as in man, and possessing neither a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ape — [āp] n. [ME < OE apa; akin to Ger affe < Gmc * apan, prob. < OSlav opica] 1. any gibbon or great ape 2. loosely any Old or New World monkey 3. a person who imitates; mimic 4. a person who is uncouth, gross, clumsy, etc. vt. aped …   English World dictionary

  • APE — (Heb. קוֹף), animal enumerated among the precious articles that Solomon imported (I Kings 10:22, II Chron. 9:21). The word kof derives from the Sanskrit kapi, meaning a tailless ape. In rabbinic literature, however, it refers both to the tailed… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ape — (Apen), Brodart der Hindu, aus Reißmehl mit Grütze …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ape — index copy, impersonate, mock (imitate), pose (impersonate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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