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Ape vs. Man — What's the Difference?

Ape vs. Man — What's the Difference?

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Ape

Apes (Hominoidea ) are a branch of Old World tailless simians native to Africa and Southeast Asia. They are the sister group of the Old World monkeys, together forming the catarrhine clade.
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Man

A man is an adult male human. Prior to adulthood, a male human is referred to as a boy (a male child or adolescent).
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Ape

A large primate that lacks a tail, including the gorilla, chimpanzees, orangutan, and gibbons.
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Man

An adult male human.
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Ape

An unintelligent or clumsy person.
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Man

A human regardless of sex or age; a person.
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Ape

An inferior imitator or mimic
Cunning is but the ape of wisdom
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Man

A human or an adult male human belonging to a specific occupation, group, nationality, or other category. Often used in combination
A milkman.
A congressman.
A freeman.
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Ape

Imitate (someone or something), especially in an absurd or unthinking way
New architecture can respect the old without aping its style
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Man

The human race; mankind
Man's quest for peace.
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Ape

Any of various tailless Old World primates of the superfamily Hominoidea, including the gibbons, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans.
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Man

A male human endowed with qualities, such as strength, considered characteristic of manhood.
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Ape

Any of various members of this superfamily bearing fur and usually living in the wild, especially orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees, in contrast to humans. Not in scientific use.
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Man

A husband.
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Ape

A tailed primate such as a monkey. Not in scientific use.
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Man

A male lover or sweetheart.
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Ape

A mimic or imitator.
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Man

Workers.
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Ape

(Informal) A clumsy or boorish person.
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Man

Enlisted personnel of the armed forces
Officers and men.
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Ape

To imitate or mimic, especially in a thoughtless or inept way.
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Man

A male representative, as of a country or company
Our man in Tokyo.
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Ape

A primate of the clade Hominoidea, generally larger than monkeys and distinguished from them by having no tail.
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Man

A male servant or subordinate.
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Ape

Any such primate other than a human.
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Man

(Informal) Used as a familiar form of address for a man
See here, my good man!.
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Ape

(derogatory) An uncivilized person.
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Man

One who swore allegiance to a lord in the Middle Ages; a vassal.
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Ape

One who apes; a foolish imitator.
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Man

(Games) Any of the pieces used in a board game, such as chess or checkers.
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Ape

(intransitive) To behave like an ape.
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Man

(Nautical) A ship. Often used in combination
A merchantman.
A man-of-war.
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Ape

(transitive) To imitate or mimic, particularly to imitate poorly.
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Man

Often Man(Slang) A person or group felt to be in a position of power or authority. Used with the
"Their writing mainly concerns the street life—the pimp, the junky, the forces of drug addiction, exploitation at the hands of 'the man'" (Black World).
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Ape

(slang) Wild; crazy.
We were ape over the new look.
He went ape when he heard the bad news.
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Man

To supply with men, as for defense or service
Man a ship.
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Ape

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.
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Man

To take stations at, as to defend or operate
Manned the guns.
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Ape

One who imitates servilely (in allusion to the manners of the ape); a mimic.
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Man

To fortify or brace
Manned himself for the battle ahead.
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Ape

A dupe.
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Man

Used as an expletive to indicate intense feeling
Man! That was close.
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Ape

To mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally.
The people of England will not ape the fashions they have never tried.
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Man

An adult male human.
The show is especially popular with middle-aged men.
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Ape

Any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all
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Man

(collective) All human males collectively: mankind.
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Ape

Someone who copies the words or behavior of another
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Man

A human, a person regardless of gender, usually an adult. See usage notes.
Every man for himself
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Ape

Person who resembles a non-human primate
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Man

(collective) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity. Sometimes capitalized as Man.
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Ape

Imitate uncritically and in every aspect;
Her little brother apes her behavior
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Man

A member of the genus Homo, especially of the species Homo sapiens.
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Ape

Represent in or produce a caricature of;
The drawing caricatured the President
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Man

A male person, usually an adult; a (generally adult male) sentient being, whether human, supernatural, elf, alien, etc.
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Man

An adult male who has, to an eminent degree, qualities considered masculine, such as strength, integrity, and devotion to family; a mensch.
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Man

Manliness; the quality or state of being manly.
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Man

A husband.
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Man

A male lover; a boyfriend.
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Man

A male enthusiast or devotee; a male who is very fond of or devoted to a specified kind of thing. Used as the last element of a compound.
Some people prefer apple pie, but me, I’m a cherry pie man.
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Man

A person, usually male, who has duties or skills associated with a specified thing. Used as the last element of a compound.
I wanted to be a guitar man on a road tour, but instead I’m a flag man on a road crew.
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Man

A person, usually male, who can fulfill one's requirements with regard to a specified matter.
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Man

A male who belongs to a particular group: an employee, a student or alumnus, a representative, etc.
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Man

An adult male servant.
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Man

(historical) A vassal; a subject.
All the king's men
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Man

A piece or token used in board games such as chess.
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Man

(sports) A player on whom another is playing, with the intent of limiting their attacking impact.
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Man

: I, we; construed in the third person.
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Man

Any person, one
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Man

(transitive) To supply (something) with staff or crew (of either sex).
The ship was manned with a small crew.
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Man

(transitive) To take up position in order to operate (something).
Man the machine guns!
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Man

To brace (oneself), to fortify or steel (oneself) in a manly way. Compare man up.
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Man

To wait on, attend to or escort.
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Man

To accustom (a raptor or other type of bird) to the presence of people.
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Man

A human being; - opposed to beast.
These men went about wide, and man found they none,But fair country, and wild beast many [a] one.
The king is but a man, as I am; the violet smells to him as it doth to me.
'Tain't a fit night out for man nor beast!
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Man

An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.
When I became a man, I put away childish things.
Ceneus, a woman once, and once a man.
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Man

The human race; mankind.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion.
The proper study of mankind is man.
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Man

The male portion of the human race.
Woman has, in general, much stronger propensity than man to the discharge of parental duties.
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Man

One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.
This was the noblest Roman of them all . . . the elementsSo mixed in him that Nature might stand upAnd say to all the world "This was a man!"
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Man

An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.
Like master, like man.
The vassal, or tenant, kneeling, ungirt, uncovered, and holding up his hands between those of his lord, professed that he did become his man from that day forth, of life, limb, and earthly honor.
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Man

A term of familiar address at one time implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste; as, Come, man, we 've no time to lose! In the latter half of the 20th century it became used in a broader sense as simply a familiar and informal form of address, but is not used in business or formal situations; as, hey, man! You want to go to a movie tonight?.
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Man

A married man; a husband; - correlative to wife.
I pronounce that they are man and wife.
Every wife ought to answer for her man.
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Man

One, or any one, indefinitely; - a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.
A man can not make him laugh.
A man would expect to find some antiquities; but all they have to show of this nature is an old rostrum of a Roman ship.
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Man

One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.
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Man

To supply with men; to furnish with a sufficient force or complement of men, as for management, service, defense, or the like; to guard; as, to man a ship, boat, or fort.
See how the surly Warwick mans the wall !
They man their boats, and all their young men arm.
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Man

To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify.
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Man

To tame, as a hawk.
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Man

To furnish with a servant or servants.
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Man

To wait on as a manservant.
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Man

An adult male person (as opposed to a woman);
There were two women and six men on the bus
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Man

Someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force;
Two men stood sentry duty
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Man

The generic use of the word to refer to any human being;
It was every man for himself
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Man

All of the inhabitants of the earth;
All the world loves a lover
She always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women
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Man

Any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae
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Man

A male subordinate;
The chief stationed two men outside the building
He awaited word from his man in Havana
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Man

An adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent);
The army will make a man of you
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Man

A male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman;
She takes good care of her man
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Man

A manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer;
Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man
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Man

One of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
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Man

Game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games;
He taught me to set up the men on the chess board
He sacrificed a piece to get a strategic advantage
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Man

Take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place;
Mr. Smith manned the reception desk in the morning
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Man

Provide with men;
We cannot man all the desks
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