|1.||See anthropoid ape See also great ape any of various primates, esp those of the family Pongidae, in which the tail is very short or absent|
|2.||(not in technical use) any monkey|
|3.||an imitator; mimic|
|4.||informal (US) a coarse, clumsy, or rude person|
|5.||(tr) to imitate|
|[Old English apa; related to Old Saxon ape, Old Norse api, Old High German affo]|
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an animal of the monkey tribe (1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chr. 9:21). It was brought from India by the fleets of Solomon and Hiram, and was called by the Hebrews _koph_, and by the Greeks _kepos_, both words being just the Indian Tamil name of the monkey, kapi, i.e., swift, nimble, active. No species of ape has ever been found in Palestine or the adjacent regions.