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ApenA primate of the clade Hominoidea, generally larger than monkeys and distinguished from them by having no tail. 2. any such primate other than a human.3. an uncivilized person. 4. an esp. strong, ugly and pugnacious gangster; a stand-over man, enforcer, or muscle man.
Ape vbTo imitate, esp. stupidly or absurdly.
Ape adjFoolish, silly, stupid. 2. sl. the best or greatest; the ultimate.
Ape phr"Go Ape" - to revert to apelike behavior, that is become inordinately excited. 2. be violently emotional.
Ape phr"Go Ape Over" - to be very enthusiastic about.
Ape phr"Lead Apes in Hell" - the fancied consequences of dying an old maid.
Ape phr"Make Anyone His Ape" - to fool or dupe someone.
Ape phr"Play the Ape" - to imitate (badly)
Ape phr"Put An Ape in His Hood" - to fool or dupe someone.
Aped pplImitated.
Apedom nThe state or condition of an ape. 2. apes collectively.
Ape-headed adjHaving a head shaped like that of an ape; ape-minded. 2. having little intellectual power.
Ape-hood nThe state or condition of being an ape.
Ape-ing nAping: imitation, simulation, mimicry, aping.
Ape-ish adjApish: of the nature or appearance of an ape. 2. prone to imitate in a servile manner. 3. brainless, foolish, idiotic.
Ape-ishly advApishly: in an apish manner; in silly or ridiculous imitation.
Apekind nApes taken collectively.
Ape-leader nAn old maid's punishment after death for neglecting to increase and multiply, was said to be ' the leading of apes in Hell.' 2. an old maid (slang)
Ape-like adjIn a manner befitting an ape, fantastically foolish, affected, silly. 2. in imitating unreasonably, imitative.
Apely advHaving an apish manner, mien or bearing. 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of apes. 3. (fig.) - doing things in a crude, uncouth manner.
Apeman nAn early species of man resembling an ape.
Ape-minded adjHaving little intellectual power; having the intelligence of an ape.
Apeness nThe quality or state of being an ape. 2. simian.
Aper nOne who copies or imitates the words and behaviour of another.
Ape-ware nImitated, counterfeited or pirated goods and wares.
A'plant vbTo fix, plant in the heart, etc.
A'play vbIn play.
Aplight advIn truth, truly, certainly, surely. 2. in promise, pledge, in faith, truly, certainty (often an expletive or with assertiveness.)
Aplight vbIn plight or pledge; pledge one's word.
Apluck vbTo pull off, tear off forcibly, pluck.
Apluck advIn spirit, pluckily, heartily.
Apostle nAny of the twelve men Jesus sent out to witness and preach his gospel. 2. those who go forth as missionaries to preach the Christian message. 3. a messenger.
Apostlehood nThe office or position of an apostle.
Apostleship nThe office or position of an apostle.
Apple nAs late as the M.E. priod 'apple' was a generic name for all fruit other than 'berris' including nuts. note 'fingeraeppla' - dates; literally finger apple; 'earth-apples' - potato. 2. a common, round fruit produced by the tree Malus domestica, cultivated in temperate climates. 3. any of various tree-borne fruits or vegetables especially considered as resembling an apple; also (with qualifying words) used to form the names of other specific fruits such as custard apple, thorn apple etc. 4. the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, eaten by Adam and Eve according to post-Biblical Christian tradition; the forbidden fruit. 5. a tree of the genus Malus, especially one cultivated for its edible fruit; the apple tree. 6. the wood of the apple tree. 7. in baseball, slang, (obsolete)- the ball in baseball. 8. (informal) when smiling, the round, fleshy part of the cheeks between the eyes and the corners of the mouth. 9. a street or precinct where entertainment and excitement may be found. 10. any large town or city.
Apple vbTo form or turn into apples. 2. to bear apples. 3. to gather apples.
Apple phr"A Goodly Apple, Rotten at the Heart" - don't take the book by the cover. 2. appearances can be misleading.
Apple phr"An Apple Never Falls Far from the Tree" - a child grows up to be similar to its parents, both in behavior and physical characteristics.
Apple phr"He is a Rotten Apple" - an isolated dishonest person in an otherwise honest group.
Apple phr"One Rotten Apple Does not a Rotten Tree Make" - do not judge all members of a family, group, race, etc by the behaviour of a single individual belonging to such groups.
Apple phr"Stolen Apples are Always the Sweetest" - if we are forbidden to be or have something, the object of our desire becomes all the more alluring.
Apple phr"Swallow the Apple" - to be tense and ineffective. 2. to choke, choke up.
Apple phr"The Apple of One's Eye" - someone who is specially dear or cherished. 2. an favorite person who is loved best. 3. to be a person of whom another is proud. originally, the expression meant literally the pupil of the eye, hence the idea of dearness to one's well being.
Apple phr"The Fairest Apple Hangs on the Highest Bough" - what belongs to someone else, or is difficult to reach has a peculiar fascination, like forbidden fruit.
Apple phr"Upset the Apple-cart" - to engage in conduct disturbing a peaceful state of affairs and therefore cause discomfort. 2. to spoil or ruin someone plans.
Apple berry nBillardiera is a genus of around 40 mostly climbing species all endemic to Australia, in the family Pittosporaceae. Although most Billardiera species occur naturally in the southwest of Western Australia, Billardiera scandens is a common and widespread species of the eastern states of Australia. The range of the species extends from south Queensland to Tasmania, and South Australia. B. scandens can be found in habitats ranging from coastal heath to sclerophyll forest and inland mallee. Common names include Appleberry, Apple dumpling and Snotberry. Aboriginal names include Bomula (Sydney region) and Karrawang (Victoria)
Apple-blight adjA type of aphid harmful to apple trees.
Apple-blossom nThe flower of an apple tree that will eventually become an apple.
Apple-canker nA disease affecting apples; apple blight.
Apple cart nA barrow for which apples are sold in the street.
Apple-cheeked adjHaving round, rosy red cheeks.
Apple green nA bright green color with a light tint of yellow, like that of a green apple.
Apple green adjOf an apple green colour: bright green with a light yellow tint.
Applehood nThe quality of being an apple.
Appleless adjWithout or not having apples.
Apple-mint nEither of two aromatic herbs, 'Mentha suavaleons' and 'Mentha villosa' used for flavouring tea and other drinks and foods.
Apple-monger nA dealer and/or a seller of apples; (also more generally) a fruiterer.
Apple of love nPomo d'oro: the tomato. 2. the love apple: 'lycopersicum esculentum.'
Apple of the eye nThe pupil. 2. a symbol of what is most cherished.
Apple pear nA fruit of a north-east Asian species of a pear with a crisp, juicy texture and apple-like shape. 2. pyrus pyrifolia, the tree that bears the apple-pear.
Applerind nAppletree bark.
Apple-shaped adjHaving the shape of an apple.
Apple-sized adjHaving the approximate size of an apple.
Apple snail nPomacea canaliculata, commonly known as the golden apple snail, is a species of large freshwater snail with gills and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Ampullariidae, the apple snails. South American in origin, this species is considered to be in the top 100 of the "World's Worst Invasive Alien Species". It is also considered as about the 40th the worst alien species in Europe and the worst alien species of gastropod in Europe.
Apple tree nAny tree that bears apples, principally 'Malus domestica' - but also certain wild species.
Applewife nA female seller of apples.
Apple-wine nAlcoholic drinks made from apples; cider.
Applewort nAny plant of the sub-order 'Pomaceae'
Apple-yard nAn applegarth.
Appley adjResembling apples, apple-like. 2. of or pertaining to apples.
Appleyness nThe state or quality of being an apple.
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