How Do You Spell APE?

Pronunciation: [ˈe͡ɪp] (IPA)

The word "ape" is spelled with three letters: A-P-E. In IPA phonetic transcription, it is represented as /eɪp/. The first sound is a long "a" sound /eɪ/, which is pronounced like the "a" in "cake". The second sound is a "p" sound /p/, which is pronounced by pushing air out of your mouth with your lips. The final sound is another "long e" sound /iː/, which is pronounced like the "e" in "bee". Together, these sounds make up the word "ape".

APE Meaning and Definition

  1. An ape is a primate belonging to the family Hominidae, which includes humans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans. These intelligent and highly skilled mammals are characterized by their large size, upright posture, and lack of a tail. Apes have a close genetic resemblance to humans, sharing about 98% of their DNA, making them our closest living relatives.

    Apes have distinct physical features that set them apart from other primates. They possess well-developed arms and hands, allowing them to grasp and manipulate objects with precision. Apes also have a complex social structure, living in social groups or communities organized around dominant individuals. They display advanced cognitive abilities, including problem-solving skills and the use of tools.

    The term "ape" is often used to refer specifically to the great apes, which include orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees. These species are typically found in tropical forests of Africa and Southeast Asia. Great apes are known for their intelligence, emotional capacity, and ability to communicate through various means, such as vocalizations and gestures.

    In addition to their significance in evolutionary terms, apes have also been subjects of scientific research, providing valuable insights into human behavior, biology, and psychology. Despite their similarities to humans, apes are threatened by habitat loss, illegal hunting, and disease, making their conservation a matter of utmost importance.

  2. • A kind of monkey; a vain imitator; a mimic.
    • Foolishly to try to imitate.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of APE

The word "ape" has an interesting etymology. It originated from the Old English word "apa", which can be traced back to the Proto-Germanic word "*apô". This Proto-Germanic root is believed to have been borrowed from a yet earlier language, possibly from the Proto-Indo-European root "*h₂ébō".

It is thought that the Proto-Indo-European root might have referred to the concept of "one who jumps" or "one who moves quickly". This idea is supported by the fact that related words in other Indo-European languages often carry the meaning of "monkey" or "ape", as well as "to jump" or "to leap".

Idioms with the word APE

  • go ape The idiom "go ape" means to become extremely excited or angry, often exhibiting wild or irrational behavior similar to that of an ape or monkey.
  • go ape/apeshit The idiom "go ape/apeshit" refers to a state of extreme anger, excitement, or frenzy. It implies losing control and behaving in a wild, irrational, or uncontrollable manner, often characterized by intense emotions or actions.
  • go apeshit, at go ape The idiom "go apeshit" or "go ape" is an informal expression that means to become extremely excited, angry, or out of control in a burst of intense emotions or unpredictable behavior. It often implies losing one's composure or acting in an irrational and unrestrained manner.
  • go ape (over sm or sth) The idiom "go ape (over sm or sth)" means to become extremely excited, enthusiastic, or hysterical about someone or something. It implies a strong, often irrational, emotional response characterized by intense enthusiasm or excitement. It can be used to describe a person's reaction or behavior when they become very animated and lose their composure due to extreme excitement or joy.
  • ape (someone's) behavior The idiom "ape (someone's) behavior" refers to imitating or copying someone's actions, mannerisms, or behavior. It is often used to describe someone who is mimicking another person's conduct, either in a mocking or uncritical way.
  • go ape (over someone or something) The idiom "go ape (over someone or something)" refers to a strong, excessive, or wild emotional reaction. It implies becoming extremely excited, enthusiastic, or agitated about a person, situation, or thing. It can suggest a state of intense joy, astonishment, anger, or irrational behavior.
  • go ape (over someone/something) The idiom "go ape (over someone/something)" means to become extremely excited, enthusiastic, or wild about someone or something. It implies a state of intense emotional or physical reaction similar to the behavior of an ape, which is often associated with high levels of energy and excitement.
  • ape hangers The idiom "ape hangers" refers to high-rise handlebars typically found on motorcycles. The name originates from the notion that these handlebars resemble the long arms of an ape hanging down from a tree branch.
  • ape leader

Similar spelling words for APE

Plural form of APE is APES

Conjugate verb Ape


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I would have been aping
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I would ape
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I would be aping
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I will ape
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I will be aping
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I will have aped
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I will have been aping
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you ape
we let´s ape


to ape


I was aping
you were aping
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I had aped
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I had been aping
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I ape
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I am aping
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I have aped
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I have been aping
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he/she/it ape


I aped
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