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  • 1A large primate that lacks a tail, including the gorilla, chimpanzees, orang-utan, and gibbons.
    • Families Pongidae and Hylobatidae
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    • Mother apes - chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, humans - dote on their babies.
    • In fact, Huxley argued, a human differs much less from an ape, such as a chimpanzee or gorilla, than an ape does from a baboon.
    • Displays of deep caring and empathy across the generations are common in gorillas, and in the other African apes (chimpanzees and bonobos) as well.
    primate, simian; monkey
    technical anthropoid
  • 1.1Used in names of macaque monkeys with short tails, e.g. Barbary ape.
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    • There are UK warships at harbour here, and off duty squaddies roaring around the streets on mopeds, but what we really came to see is apes, Barbary Apes.
    • Barbary apes live in Morocco and north Algeria.
    • The Celebes Crested Macaque (Macaca nigra) is also known as the Crested Black Macaque, Sulawesi Crested Macaque, or the Black 'Ape'.
  • 1.2(In general use) any monkey.
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    • ‘There was talk of computer generated apes,’ he reports.
    • Generally all the apes are endangered and vulnerable.
    • You seem to be wary of anthropomorphising apes.
  • 2An unintelligent or clumsy person.
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    • The million or so who voted for the party last year aren't all knuckle-dragging racist apes.
    • If so why is she drooling over this ape of a man who is so Neanderthal, he can't string more than two words together.
    • Comparing primates to humans makes apes of us all.
  • 3 archaic An inferior imitator or mimic: cunning is but the ape of wisdom
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    • It is not God, but the Ape of God that speaks here.
    • If unskilfully and casually treated, it will be but the ape of nature.
    • Prejudice, according to such an account of it, is the ape of reason


[with object] (apes, aping, aped) Volver al principio  
  • Imitate (someone or something), especially in an absurd or unthinking way: new architecture can respect the old without aping its style
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    • Startled women tend to mimic those around them, aping relatives or imitating things they see on TV.
    • But the Birmingham group is not just aping the capital; it has identified its own priorities, based on interviews with 3,000 people.
    • Becoming less self-obsessed, learning from failures and aping successful people's body language works as well in the boardroom as the singles bar.
    imitate, mimic, copy, do an impression of, echo, parrot; take off, mock, parody, caricature
    informal send up
    archaic monkey


go ape (or • vulgar slang , chiefly North American apeshit)

informal Become very angry or excited: your kids will go ape over these frozen pops! Ricky would go apeshit if anything happened to Wayne
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  • The slobs who frequent this place would go apeshit over a beauty like you.
  • I jiggle up and down as best I can, as the seething crowd below me goes apeshit.
  • The legal group and the protestors then burst into shouts and started going apeshit.



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  • We now know that Neanderthals were not ape-like.
  • The early humanoids traditionally characterised as ape-like brutes were deeply emotional beings with high-pitched voices.
  • It reminds of an incident when my normally ape-like father revealed a hitherto unforeseen wit while we were in America.


Old English apa, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch aap and German Affe.

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