A primate of the clade Hominoidea, generally larger than monkeys and distinguished from them by having no tail. (noun)
Any such primate other than a human. (noun)
An uncivilised person. (noun)
To behave like an ape. (verb)
To imitate; mimic. (verb)
Wild; crazy. (adjective)
Examples of word ape
May be they are veridical observations of some enormous rare ape mistaken for an ˜ape - man™ or may be just erroneous observations of sociopaths in Yak coats?
Chuen of the Maya calendar, which corresponds to the day Ozomatli, the ape, in the Aztec calendar, seems to indicate that the singular head of C is that of an _ape_, whose lateral nasal cavity (peculiar to the American ape or monkey) is occasionally represented plainly in the hieroglyph picture.
The project was started by the philosophers Peter Singer and Paola Cavalieri, who argued that the ape is the closest genetic relative to humans — that it displays emotions such as love, fear, anxiety and jealousy — and should be protected by similar laws.
On the top of this tree, in among the branches, sat a monkey -- at least so Ailie called it; but the term ape or baboon would have been more appropriate, for the creature was a very large one, and, if the expression of its countenance indicated in any degree the feelings of its heart, also a very fierce one -- an exceedingly ferocious one indeed.
1 Due to its ambiguous nature, the term ape is less suitable as a means of describing taxonomic relationships.