ape

I UK [eɪp] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "ape":
singular ape plural apes
1) a large monkey without a tail that can stand nearly straight and walk on two feet. Chimpanzees and gorillas are apes.
2) informal an insulting word for a man who is rude or stupid

II UK [eɪp] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "ape":
present tense I/you/we/they ape he/she/it apes present participle aping past tense aped past participle aped
to copy someone, especially the way they behave or speak

You can't just ape other singers if you want to be a successful recording artist.


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  • APE — bzw. APE oder ape steht für: Theben (Ägypten), eine Stadt in Ägypten (historische hieroglyphische Bezeichnung) Ape (Kleintransporter), eine Kleintransporterreihe der Firma Piaggio Ape (Lettland) (dt. Hoppenhof), eine Stadt in Lettland Eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ape — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ape — bzw. APE oder ape steht für: Theben (Ägypten), eine Stadt in Ägypten (historische hieroglyphische Bezeichnung) Ape (Kleintransporter), eine Kleintransporterreihe der Firma Piaggio Ape (Lettland) (dt. Hoppenhof), eine Stadt in Lettland Eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ape — ape; ape·let; ape·rea; ape·ri·od·ic; semi·ape; ape·ri·ent; ape·ling; ape·ri·od·i·cal·ly; ape·ri·o·dic·i·ty; …   English syllables

  • ape — ⇒APE, APUS, subst. masc. ZOOL. Genre de crustacé branchiopode vivant en eau douce stagnante, caractérisé par une carapace formant bouclier dorsal : • Apus cancriforme (apus cancriformis) (...). Il se distingue tout de suite par une vaste carapace …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ape — [āp] n. [ME < OE apa; akin to Ger affe < Gmc * apan, prob. < OSlav opica] 1. any gibbon or great ape 2. loosely any Old or New World monkey 3. a person who imitates; mimic 4. a person who is uncouth, gross, clumsy, etc. vt. aped …   English World dictionary

  • APE — (Heb. קוֹף), animal enumerated among the precious articles that Solomon imported (I Kings 10:22, II Chron. 9:21). The word kof derives from the Sanskrit kapi, meaning a tailless ape. In rabbinic literature, however, it refers both to the tailed… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ape — (Apen), Brodart der Hindu, aus Reißmehl mit Grütze …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ape — index copy, impersonate, mock (imitate), pose (impersonate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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