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ape

ape

 
pronunciation:
eIp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a mammal in the group of primates, which includes chimpanzees, gibbons, gorillas, and orangutans. Apes do not have tails. They have very flexible hands and feet. Apes range in size from three to six feet tall, and they can weigh up to 450 pounds. Apes live in the forests in Africa and Asia.
 
similar words:
baboon, chimp, chimpanzee, gibbon, gorilla, monkey, orangutan, primate
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: aped, apes, aping
definition: to imitate or copy.
She aped her big sister's way of walking.
synonyms:
copy, imitate, mimic
similar words:
echo, mock
derivation: apelike (adj.)