- any of various primates, esp those of the family Pongidae, in which the tail is very short or absent
See anthropoid ape
- (not in technical use) any monkey
- an imitator; mimic
- (transitive) to imitate
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ape /eɪp/USA pronunciation n., v., aped, ap•ing.
v. [~ + object]
mimic:tried to ape the mannerisms of the hostess.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
ape /eɪp/ n
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