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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  people  of  England  will  not  ape  the  fashions  they 
  have  never  tried  --Burke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  Note:  The  ape  of  the  Old  Testament  was  probably  the  rhesus 
  monkey  of  India,  and  allied  forms. 
 
  2.  One  who  imitates  servilely  (in  allusion  to  the  manners  of 
  the  ape);  a  mimic.  --Byron. 
 
  3.  A  dupe.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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},  {aper}] 
  3:  person  who  resembles  a  non-human  primate  [syn:  {anthropoid}] 
  v  1:  imitate  in  behavior  or  appearance;  "She  is  imitating  the 
  comedian  very  well!";  "Her  little  brother  apes  her 
  behavior"  [syn:  {imitate},  {copy}] 
  2:  represent  in  or  produce  a  caricature  of  "The  drawing 
  caricatured  the  President"  [syn:  {caricature}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  apE 
 
    A  graphics  package  from  the  Ohio  Supercomputer 
  Centre. 
 
  (1995-11-29) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  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. 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  APE 
  APplication  Engineering 
 
 




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