What does the word ape mean?

Usage examples for ape

  1. Towards fifty, he shall have the tricks of a fox; and in his old age, be ugly and ridiculous like an ape. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  2. It would be impossible for you, Bentley, to play the ape well enough to fool this mad Mind Master. – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks