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Apes are Old World anthropoid mammals, more specifically a clade of tailless catarrhine primates, belonging to the biological superfamily Hominoidea.

ape n 1: any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all 2: someone who copies the words or behavior of another [syn: {copycat}, {imitator}, {emulator}, {aper}] 3: person who resembles a non-human primate [syn: {anthropoid}] v 1: imitate uncritically and in every aspect; "Her little brother apes her behavior" 2: represent in or produce a caricature of; "The drawing caricatured the President" [syn: {caricature}]

APE APplication Engineering

173 Moby Thesaurus words for "ape": Barbary ape, Cape polecat, Chiroptera, Lagomorpha, Primates, Rodentia, act, act a part, act as, act out, angwantibo, anthropoid ape, ape about, appear like, approach, approximate, aye-aye, baboon, bar, be like, be redolent of, bear, bear resemblance, bring to mind, bugs on, burlesque, call to mind, call up, capuchin, caricature, cavy, chacma, chimp, chimpanzee, come close, come near, compare with, conformist, coon, copier, copy, copycat, copyist, correspond, counterfeit, counterfeiter, cracked on, crazy about, cuckoo, dissembler, dissimulator, do, drill, echo, echoer, echoist, emulate, enact, entellus, evoke, faker, favor, ferret, follow, forger, foumart, freaked-out, gaga over, gibbon, glutton, gone on, gorilla, groundhog, guenon, guereza, guinea pig, hanuman, hedgehog, hepped up over, hipped on, hit off, hit off on, hot about, hypocrite, imitate, imitator, impersonate, impersonator, impostor, langur, lemur, look like, macaque, mad about, make like, man, mandrill, marmoset, masquerade as, match, mime, mimer, mimic, mimicker, mirror, mock, mocker, mockingbird, monk, monkey, mountain gorilla, mousehound, near, nearly reproduce, not tell apart, nuts about, nuts on, opossum, orang, orangutan, pantomime, parallel, parody, parrot, partake of, pass for, perform, personate, phony, plagiarist, play, play a part, polecat, poll-parrot, polly, polly-parrot, porcupine, pose as, poseur, possum, prairie dog, pretend to be, proboscis monkey, quill pig, raccoon, remind one of, resemble, rhesus, rival, saki, savor of, seem like, sheep, simulate, simulator, skunk, smack of, sound like, stack up with, starry-eyed over, steamed up about, suggest, take after, take off, take off on, travesty, turned-on, weasel, whistle-pig, wild about, wolverine, woodchuck, zoril

Ape \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 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The ape of the Old Testament was probably the rhesus monkey of India, and allied forms. [1913 Webster] 2. One who imitates servilely (in allusion to the manners of the ape); a mimic. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 3. A dupe. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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 they have never tried. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

apE A graphics package from the Ohio Supercomputer Centre. (1995-11-29)

APE A {lossless} {audio} {compression} {algorithm} from {MonkeysAudio}. (2001-12-20)

Ape an animal of the monkey tribe (1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chr. 9:21). It was brought from India by the fleets of Solomon and Hiram, and was called by the Hebrews _koph_, and by the Greeks _kepos_, both words being just the Indian Tamil name of the monkey, kapi, i.e., swift, nimble, active. No species of ape has ever been found in Palestine or the adjacent regions.


Gorillas comprise the eponymous genus Gorilla, the largest extant genus of primates by size. They are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Africa.

gorilla n : largest anthropoid ape; terrestrial and vegetarian; of forests of central west Africa [syn: {Gorilla gorilla}]

192 Moby Thesaurus words for "gorilla": Antaeus, Atlas, Barbary ape, Briareus, Brobdingnagian, Cain, Charles Atlas, Cyclops, Goliath, Hercules, Mafioso, Polyphemus, Samson, Superman, Tarzan, Titan, Young Turk, angwantibo, anthropoid ape, apache, ape, assassin, assassinator, aye-aye, baboon, battler, beast, beldam, belligerent, belted knight, berserk, berserker, bickerer, blade, bloodletter, bloodshedder, bomber, bravo, brawler, bruiser, brute, bully, bullyboy, burker, butcher, button man, cannibal, capuchin, chacma, chimpanzee, colossus, combatant, competitor, contender, contestant, cutthroat, demon, desperado, devil, disputant, dragon, drill, duelist, enforcer, entellus, eradicator, executioner, exterminator, fencer, feuder, fiend, fighter, fighting cock, fire-eater, firebrand, foilsman, fury, gamecock, garroter, giant, gibbon, gladiator, goon, guenon, guereza, gun, gunman, gunsel, hanuman, hardnose, hatchet man, head-hunter, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, hit man, holy terror, homicidal maniac, homicide, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, hothead, hotspur, incendiary, jouster, killer, knight, langur, lemur, macaque, mad dog, madcap, man, man-eater, man-killer, mandrill, manslayer, marmoset, massacrer, matador, militant, monster, mountain gorilla, mug, mugger, murderer, muscle man, orang, orangutan, pesticide, plug-ugly, poison, poisoner, powerhouse, proboscis monkey, quarreler, rapist, revolutionary, rhesus, rioter, rival, rodman, rough, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, sabreur, saki, savage, scrapper, scuffler, she-wolf, slaughterer, slayer, spitfire, squabbler, stalwart, strangler, strong arm, strong man, strong-arm man, strong-armer, struggler, swashbuckler, sword, swordplayer, swordsman, termagant, terror, terrorist, the mighty, the strong, thug, tiger, tigress, tilter, torpedo, tough, tough guy, tower of strength, trigger man, tussler, ugly customer, violent, virago, vixen, wild beast, witch, wolf, wrangler

Gorilla \Go*ril"la\, n. [An African word; found in a Greek translation of a treatise in Punic by Hanno, a Carthaginian.] (Zo["o]l.) A large, arboreal, anthropoid ape of West Africa. It is larger than a man, and is remarkable for its massive skeleton and powerful muscles, which give it enormous strength. In some respects its anatomy, more than that of any other ape, except the chimpanzee, resembles that of man.

Data Sources:

  • ape: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • ape: Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002)
  • ape: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • ape: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • ape: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • ape: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)
  • ape: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03)
  • ape: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
  • gorilla: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • gorilla: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • gorilla: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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