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ape

ape

pronunciation:
eIp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of a group of primates, such as the gorilla, chimpanzee, gibbon, or orangutan. Apes are large mammals and do not have tails.
 
synonyms:
anthropoid, great ape
similar words:
baboon, chimp, chimpanzee, gibbon, gorilla, hominid, monkey, orangutan, primate
definition 2: any monkey.
synonyms:
monkey
similar words:
baboon, chimp, chimpanzee, gibbon, gorilla, great ape, orangutan, primate
definition 3: (informal) a large, clumsy, uncouth person.
synonyms:
oaf, ox
similar words:
bear, clown, gawk, gorilla, lout, lubber, lummox
definition 4: one who imitates; a mimic.
synonyms:
imitator, mimic
similar words:
copycat, copyist, echo
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: aped, apes, aping
definition: to imitate or copy (someone's speech or behavior), sometimes clumsily or mockingly.
synonyms:
copy, imitate, mime, mimic
similar words:
echo, emulate, mock, parody
derivation: apelike (adj.)