Definition of 'ape'
Example sentences containing 'ape'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
It means that four of the six great apes are one step away from extinction in the wild. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The finding suggests that great apes can understand the minds of others in a way that was once thought to be the sole preserve of mankind. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Amazingly the giant ape picked up the gadget and appeared to examine it in detail. The Sun (2010)We put apes in one family and humans in another. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We are shaped by but not limited to our great ape selves. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Why had we lost our hair and become naked apes? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Experts fear they could be the first great ape to become extinct in the wild. The Sun (2015)The idea that some birds are as intelligent as apes triggers mixed reactions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is true far more widely than for great apes alone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And they were also convinced that apes were intelligent. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)They are the most vocal of the great apes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We had become the naked ape. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Others called him a giant ape. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes? Christianity Today (2000)But all that is over now, all those ape cartoons and monkey trials. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)The tabloids will go ape, and the tabloids will be right. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So they shed most of their hair and evolved into us, the naked ape. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They were settled into a den in the ape and monkey pavilion, which will be their quarters during six months of quarantine. Times, Sunday Times (2013)NO need to go ape, man! The Sun (2012)What is harder, though, playing an ape or a man? Times, Sunday Times (2011)For many visitors, engaging with these gentle giant apes is an awe-inspiring experience. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They triumphed in the zoo challenge, a two-day task where they had to ape the behaviour of a collection of animals. The Sun (2008)I couldn't say no to this part - a woman playing an ape playing a man! Times, Sunday Times (2009)On Earth at that time, chimpanzees were splitting from gorillas to form a branch of the ape family tree that led to the evolution of humans. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Trends of 'ape'
Used Occasionally. ape is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'ape'
British English: ape NOUN
Apes are chimpanzees, gorillas, and other animals in the same family.
...chimpanzees and other apes.
British English: ape VERB
If you ape someone's speech or behaviour, you imitate it.
Modelling yourself on someone you admire is not the same as aping all they say or do.
Definition of ape from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.