A monkey is a primate of the Haplorrhini suborder and simian infraorder, either an Old World monkey or a New World monkey, but excluding apes and humans. There are about 260 known living species of monkey. Many are arboreal, although there are species that live primarily on the ground, such as baboons. Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent. Unlike apes, monkeys usually have tails. Tailless monkeys may be called "apes", incorrectly according to modern usage; thus the tailless Barbary macaque is called the "Barbary ape".
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... The Monkey is the ninth in the twelve-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar ... The next time that the monkey will appear as the zodiac sign will be in the year 2016 ...
... Sarutobi, meaning "monkey jump", is written with two kanji saru (猿) is the character for "monkey", and tobi (飛) is the character for "jump" ... He was known for his monkey-like agility and quickness, especially in trees ... Many depictions portray him as having been orphaned and raised by a band of monkeys, therefore giving rise to the monkey-like abilities ...
... My Gym Partner's a Monkey was a ratings success for Cartoon Network ... My Gym Partner's a Monkey received generally positive reviews from critics ... dare I say unique? – premise, My Gym Partner's a Monkey makes for a somewhat refreshing change from super heroes and mutants, and the cut-out animation style is captivating ...
... Monkey Island is the collective name given to a series of five graphic adventure games produced and published by LucasArts, originally known as LucasFilm ... Each game's plot usually involves the mysterious Monkey Island and its impenetrable secrets ... The rights to Monkey Island remained with LucasArts, and the third and fourth games were created without the input of the original writing crew ...
... Crazy Monkey is a series of spots made for MTV to go between music videos ... The team behind Crazy Monkey first made them in the hope of MTV just airing them at least once, and thus staking the South African flag on the airwaves of the world's music channel ... Crazy Monkey is made up of Trevor Clarence, Brendan Jack, Gavin Williams and Brett Goldin ...
More definitions of "monkey":
- (verb): Do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly.
Synonyms: putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey around, muck about, muck around
- (verb): Play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly.
Synonyms: tamper, fiddle
- (noun): Any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians).
Famous quotes containing the word monkey:
“If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack the monkey when the organ grinder is present.”
—Aneurin Bevan (18971960)
“Do you rumba? Well, take a rumba from one to ten!”
—S.J. Perelman, U.S. screenwriter, Arthur Sheekman, Will Johnstone, and Norman Z. McLeod. Groucho Marx, Monkey Business, proposition to his dance partner (1931)
“Youre a woman whos been getting nothing but dirty breaks. Well, we can clean and tighten your brakes, but youll have to stay in the garage all night.”
—S.J. Perelman, U.S. screenwriter, Arthur Sheekman, Will Johnstone, and Norman Z. McLeod. Groucho Marx, Monkey Business, a wisecrack made while trying to woo Lucille Briggs (Thelma Todd)