What is ape?

  • (verb): Imitate uncritically and in every aspect.
    Example: "Her little brother apes her behavior"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Apes are Old World anthropoid mammals, more specifically a clade of tailless catarrhine primates, belonging to the biological superfamily Hominoidea. The apes are native to Africa and South-east Asia. Apes are the largest primates and the orangutan, an ape, is the largest living arboreal animal. Hominoids are traditionally forest dwellers, although chimpanzees may range into savanna, and the extinct australopithecines were likely also savanna inhabitants, inferred from their morphology. Humans inhabit almost every terrestrial habitat.

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Satyrus (ape)
... and cynocephalus) is a species of ape described in some medieval bestiaries ... The ape is also described as lively and having a pleasant face ...
List Of Savage Land Races - Known Races - Ape-Men
... The Ape-Men consist of all the species of upright apes that developed into man, each group lives in its own territory and has its own level of technology ... The most advanced species of Ape-Man (the Neanderthals) are the most dominant human race of the Savage Land and are capable of bringing down even the largest of dinosaurs ... The Ape-Men first appeared in Ka-Zar the Savage #11 ...
Lancelot (Secret Chimp) - The Characters - APE
... Commander Darwin (voiced by Dayton Allen) - Named after Charles Darwin Bruce - Official APE courier ...
Saru! Get You! Saru Saru Big Mission - Gameplay
... Unlike other stand-alone titles in the series such as Pipo Saru 2001 and Ape Escape Pumped Primed, the game borrows heavily from Ape Escape 3 ... The same graphic engine is used, which is a first for Ape Escape, as usually all game's graphic's are re-created for each game ... In a different approach to the normal Ape Escape gameplay, SaruSaru Big Mission has you controlling the Pipo Helmet shaped lab ...

More definitions of "ape":

  • (verb): Represent in or produce a caricature of.
    Synonyms: caricature
  • (noun): Any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all.
  • (noun): Person who resembles a non-human primate.
    Synonyms: anthropoid

Famous quotes containing the word ape:

    You have made your way from worm to man, and much in you is still worm. Once you were apes, and even now man is still more ape than any ape.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Call Tullia’s ape a marmasyte
    And Leda’s goose a swan.
    Unknown. Fara Diddle Dyno (l. 7–8)

    Mass ought to be in Latin, unless you cd. do it in Greek or Chinese. In fact, any abracadabra that no bloody member of the public or half-educated ape of a clargimint cd. think he understood.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)