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Ape vs. Monkey

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Apenoun

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

Monkeynoun

Any member of the clade Simiiformes not also of the clade Hominoidea containing humans and apes, from which they are usually, but not universally, distinguished by smaller size, a tail, and cheek pouches.

‘He had been visiting an area zoo when a monkey swung from its tree perch, swiped his glasses and hurled them into a hippo hole.’;

Apenoun

Any such primate other than a human.

Monkeynoun

(informal) Any nonhuman primate, including apes.

‘Chimpanzees are known to form bands to hunt and kill other monkeys.’;

Apenoun

(derogatory) An uncivilised person.

Monkeynoun

(informal) A mischievous child.

‘Stop misbehaving, you little monkey!’; ‘She's a cheeky monkey.’;

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Apenoun

One who apes; a foolish imitator.

Monkeynoun

A dance move popular in the 1960s.

Apeverb

(intransitive) To behave like an ape.

Monkeynoun

Five hundred pounds sterling; five hundred dollars.

Apeverb

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

Monkeynoun

(slang) A person or the role of the person on the sidecar platform of a motorcycle involved in sidecar racing.

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Apeadjective

(slang) Wild; crazy.

‘We were ape over the new look.’; ‘He went ape when he heard the bad news.’;

Monkeynoun

(slang) A person with minimal intelligence and/or an unattractive appearance

Apenoun

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.

Monkeynoun

(blackjack) A face card.

Apenoun

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

Monkeynoun

(slang) A menial employee who does a repetitive job, as in code monkey, grease monkey, phone monkey, powder monkey.

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Apenoun

A dupe.

Monkeynoun

The weight or hammer of a pile driver; a heavy mass of iron, which, being raised high, falls on the head of the pile, and drives it into the earth; the falling weight of a drop hammer used in forging.

Apeverb

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.’;

Monkeynoun

(historical) A small trading vessel of the sixteenth century.

Apenoun

any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all

Monkeynoun

(slang) A drug habit; an addiction; a compulsion.

Apenoun

someone who copies the words or behavior of another

Monkeynoun

A fluid consisting of hydrochloric acid and zinc, used in the process of soldering.

Apenoun

person who resembles a non-human primate

Monkeyverb

To meddle; to mess (with).

‘Please don't monkey with the controls if you don't know what you're doing.’;

Apeverb

imitate uncritically and in every aspect;

‘Her little brother apes her behavior’;

Monkeyverb

(transitive) To mimic; to ape.

Apeverb

represent in or produce a caricature of;

‘The drawing caricatured the President’;

Monkeynoun

In the most general sense, any one of the Quadrumana, including apes, baboons, and lemurs.

Apenoun

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

Monkeynoun

A term of disapproval, ridicule, or contempt, as for a mischievous child.

‘This is the monkey's own giving out; she is persuaded I will marry her.’;

Apenoun

used in names of macaque monkeys with short tails, e.g. Barbary ape.

Monkeynoun

The weight or hammer of a pile driver, that is, a very heavy mass of iron, which, being raised on high, falls on the head of the pile, and drives it into the earth; the falling weight of a drop hammer used in forging.

Apenoun

(in general use) any monkey.

Monkeynoun

A small trading vessel of the sixteenth century.

Apenoun

an unintelligent or clumsy person.

Monkeyverb

To act or treat as a monkey does; to ape; to act in a grotesque or meddlesome manner.

Apenoun

an inferior imitator or mimic

‘cunning is but the ape of wisdom’;

Monkeynoun

any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)

Apeverb

imitate (someone or something), especially in an absurd or unthinking way

‘new architecture can respect the old without aping its style’;

Monkeynoun

one who is playfully mischievous

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.

Monkeyverb

play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly;

‘Someone tampered with the documents on my desk’; ‘The reporter fiddle with the facts’;

Monkeyverb

do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly;

‘The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house’;

Monkey

Monkey is a common name that may refer to certain groups or species of simian mammals of infraorder Simiiformes. The term is applied descriptively to groups of primates, such as families of New World monkeys and Old World monkeys.

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