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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ape /ˈep/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ape n.
 1. Zool. A quadrumanous mammal, esp. of the family Simiadæ, having teeth of the same number and form as in man, and possessing neither a tail nor cheek pouches. The name is applied esp. to species of the genus Hylobates, and is sometimes used as a general term for all Quadrumana. The higher forms, the gorilla, chimpanzee, and ourang, are often called anthropoid apes or man apes.
 Note:The ape of the Old Testament was probably the rhesus monkey of India, and allied forms.
 2. One who imitates servilely (in allusion to the manners of the ape); a mimic.
 3. A dupe. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”
    The people of England will not ape the fashions they have never tried.   --Burke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all
      2: someone who copies the words or behavior of another [syn: copycat,
          imitator, emulator, aper]
      3: person who resembles a non-human primate [syn: anthropoid]
      v 1: imitate uncritically and in every aspect; "Her little
           brother apes her behavior"
      2: represent in or produce a caricature of; "The drawing
         caricatured the President" [syn: caricature]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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.