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Search phrase: ape

Plays

 21 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.i.181On meddling monkey or on busy apeOn medling Monkey, or on busie Ape)
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.141than an ape, more giddy in my desires than a monkey;then an ape, more giddy in my desires, then a monkey:
CymbelineCym II.ii.31O sleep, thou ape of death, lie dull upon her,O sleepe, thou Ape of death, lye dull vpon her,
HamletHam III.iv.195Let the birds fly, and like the famous ape,Let the Birds flye, and like the famous Ape
HamletHam IV.ii.17King best service in the end. He keeps them, like an apeKing best seruice in the end. He keepes them like an Ape
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iii.80Out, you mad-headed ape!Out you mad-headed Ape,
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.ii.68not transformed him ape.haue not transform'd him Ape.
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.211Ah, you sweet little rogue, you! Alas, poor ape,Ah, you sweet little Rogue, you: alas, poore Ape,
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.445Is sin and subornation; deck an apeIs sin and subbornation: Decke an Ape
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.83The fox, the ape, and the humble-beeThe Foxe, the Ape, and the Humble-Bee,
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.87The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.93The fox, the ape, and the humble-bee
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.ii.126master, the ape his keeper, the tired horse his rider.master, the Ape his keeper, the tyred Horse his rider:
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.325This is the ape of form, Monsieur the Nice,This is the Ape of Forme, Monsieur the nice,
Measure for MeasureMM II.ii.120His glassy essence, like an angry ape(His glassie Essence) like an angry Ape
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.194He is then a giant to an ape; but then is an apeHe is then a Giant to an Ape, but then is an Ape
Richard IIIR3 III.i.130Because that I am little, like an ape,Because that I am little, like an Ape,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.i.16The ape is dead, and I must conjure him.The Ape is dead, I must coniure him,
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.208No, I am an ape.No, I am an Ape. 
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.i.76By gar, you are de coward, de Jack dog, John ape.By-gar, you are de Coward: de Iack dog: Iohn Ape.
The Winter's TaleWT V.ii.98her ape: he so near to Hermione hath done Hermioneher Ape: He so neere to Hermione, hath done Hermione,

Glossary

 162 result(s).
Absyrtus[pron: ab'sertus] younger brother of Medea, killed by her to aid Jason's escape with the Golden Fleece
apemimic, imitator, impersonator
apefool, idiot, jackass
ape-bearershowman with a performing monkey
apishape-like in copying, stupidly imitative
arrastapestry hanging
arrasmade of Arras tapestry fabric
bavianbaboon, ape
bed-hangerhanging tapestry for a four-poster bed
blessed, blestcurative, therapeutic, endowed with healing properties
block[of hats] style, fashion, shape, mould
bodkinhair-pin, pin-shaped ornament
body forthmake available to the mind, give mental shape to
borecavity, aperture, hole
bottledbottle-shaped, hunched, swollen
breakescape, break free, get away
bugle-braceletbracelet adorned with ornamental tube-shaped glass beads
bulwarkshelter, safeguard, means of escape
caddistape made of worsted yarn
caperbe lively, show high spirits
caperdance with joy, leap with delight
caperperform a leap in which the feet are kicked together in the air
caperengage in a dancing contest
caperingprancing, cavorting, frolicsome
careergambol, capering, nimble movement
carpettapestry, piece of embroidered fabric
carvedesign, make up, shape artistically
chalicedwith cup-shaped blossom
chantrysmall private chapel
chaospiece of shapeless matter, amorphous mass
chapemetal plate on the sheath of a weapon, especially one covering rhe dagger-point
chapelesswithout a sheath
characterletter, letter-shape, graphic symbol
charactershape, emblem
cheapenbargain for, bid for, settle the price of
cinquepacefive-step capering dance
cleanwell-built, shapely, comely
collars of esseschains made of S-shaped links [part of the insignia of knighthood]
comeescape, get away
common-hackneyedmade commonplace by habitual exposure, cheapened
coppedhumped, peaked, heaped up in a mound
crushedbroken-down, subdued, forced out of shape
cypresstype of lightweight fabric, gauze cloth, crape material [when black, used in mourning]
Daedalus[pron: 'dedalus] legendary Athenian inventor who made the labyrinth for King Minos in Crete; escaped to Sicily with wings made for himsef and his son Icarus
diapertowel, napkin, cloth
diettherapeutic nutrition, curative regime
dog-ape[dog-faced] baboon
dragonishshaped like a dragon
enforcerape, violate, ravish
escapeelopement, running off, stealing away
escapeoutburst, outbreak, sally
escapetransgression, misdeed, moral error
eschewavoid, escape, prevent
Europa[pron: yu'rohpa] daughter of Agenor; abducted by Jove in the shape of a bull, who then swam with her on his back to Crete
fashionform, shape, make [into]
featurephysical appearance, bodily shape, looks
figurereproduce, look like, shape like
figureform, design, shape, conception
forcerape, violate, ravish
formimprinted shape, impressed image
formimage, likeness, shape
frameorder, definite form, regular shape
frameadapt, adjust, shape, accommodate
framedirect one's steps, shape a course, betake oneself
frisklively movement, caper, jig
gaberdinecloak, cape, loose upper garment
gambolleap, caper, antic
gapelong, be eager, yearn
gleancollect, scrape together, gather up
hangeddecorated with hangings, furnished with tapestries
hangingwall-covering, tapestry, curtain
headheadland, cape, promontory
hivebeehive-shaped head-covering
hoopcircular shape, bent posture
hornbook[teaching device] leaf of paper, protected by a piece of thin horn, showing the letters of the alphabet and other information
Icarus[pron: 'ikarus] son of Daedalus, who escaped from Crete wearing wings made by his father; ignoring a warning, the wax in his wings melted when he flew too near the Sun, and he fell into the Aegean
impressionshape, resemblance, appearance
indigestshapeless mass, confused situation
indigestshapeless, deformed, crude
indistinguishableshapeless, misshapen, disfigured
informtake form, appear in a shape
inklekind of linen tape, yarn
jackanapesupstart, buffoon, monkey
likingbodily shape, good condition
lineament(plural) parts of the body, form, shape
Lucrece, Lucretia[lu'krees] legendary Roman heroine, 6th-c BC, who killed herself after being raped by Tarquin
malapertimpudent, saucy, impertinent
metamorphosetransform, alter one's disposition, change one's shape
Minos['minos] king of Crete, who imprisoned Daedalus and his son Icarus for helping Theseus escape from his labyrinth
misshapengone awry, badly directed
mooncalfmonstrosity, misshapen creature, monster
mouldmodel, shape, fashion
Nessuscentaur, shot by Hercules for attempting to rape Deianeira; Nessus gave her a poisonous liquid disguised as a love-potion, causing Hercules' death when he wore a shirt dipped in it
nook-shottencrookedly shaped, corner-ridden
open-arse[rustic bawdy, from the shape of the fruit] medlar fruit
orifexorifice, opening, aperture
outrunescape, avoid, elude
overtureopening, aperture
pallwrap, cover, drape
paperput down on paper, write down
paperpaper replacement for money
paperpiece of writing, composition
Philomel, Philomela[pron: 'filomel] daughter of Pandion, king of Athens; Tereus raped her and cut out her tongue, but she told the tale in her embroidery; the gods turned her into a nightingale after she took her revenge
physicalmedicinal, therapeutic, restorative
plightgood shape, health, fit condition
pointsummit, apex, highest point
porringerhat shaped like a pudding basin or soup-bowl
Procne, Progne[pron: 'proknee] Philomel's sister, who served her son Itys in a meal to Tereus, his father, in revenge for Tereus' rape and mutilation of Philomel
proportionbodily shape, physical form
Proteus['prohtius] old man of the sea, shepherd of Poseidon's flock, with the ability to change his shape
raceraze out, erase, scrape away
raisins of the sunsun-dried grapes
rapeabduction, violent seizure
rapinerape
reapedbarbered, clipped, trimmed
rough-hewhew roughly, give rough shape to
sapegoF spelling of 'serpigo'
scapeescape, avoid
scapeescapade, fling, sexual wrongdoing
scapeescape
scheduledocument, paper, scroll
shapeshaping up, taking shape
shapefigure, posture, attitude
shaperole, part [to play]
shapedisguise, appearance, identity
shapebe suitable, fit, accord
shapegive shape to, make out
shapeappearance, aspect, visible form
shapecreate, fashion, bring about
shapeconfer, provide, create
shapelessunshapely, ugly, unsightly
shapelessaimless, without guidance, desultory
shiftescape, flee, slip [away]
ship-tirefashionable head-dress shaped like a ship
shunlook to escape, seek safety in flight
singing-manprofessional musician belonging to a royal chapel or cathedral
sink-apace, sinke-a-pacefive-step capering dance
sneapednipped, frost-bitten
spheredpuffed out into the shape of a sphere, rounded
squarebase, form, shape
stigmaticmisshapen individual, person marked by physical deformity
storynarrative shown in the arras tapestry
taberWelsh pronunciation of 'taper'
takeaccept, receive, escape with
Tantalusking of Sipylos in Lydia, punished in the Underworld for his crimes; he sits in a pool which recedes when he bends to drink, and the grapes over his head elude his grasp
tapercandle
taper-lightcandle-light
tempermould, shape, work, bring [to a particular character]
Tereus[pron: 'taireus] legendary king of Athens, who raped and mutilated his sister-in-law Philomel
tightwater-tight, seaworthy, shipshape
trans-shapetransform, transmute, alter the shape of
unfurnishedlacking tapestries, without the usual fittings
unshapedeform, disfigure, destroy
unshapeduncontrolled, poorly formed
valancedrapery making up the border of a bed canopy
ventaperture, opening
Virginius 5th-c BC centurion who slew his daughter, either to avoid her being raped or because she was raped
wagtail[contemptuous form of address] tail-wagger, bower and scraper
waterworkwatercolour, distemper [imitating tapestry]
whetstoneshaped stone used for sharpening [whetting] tools
yawnopen wide, gape
yawn[Q2 variant of 'aim'] open wide, gape

Thesaurus

 147 result(s).
alter the shapetrans-shape
apebavian
ape-like in copyingapish
apertureorifex
apertureoverture
aperturevent
aperturebore
apexpoint
appear in a shapeinform
artistically shapecarve
bed canopy, drapery for avalance
bed, hanging tapestry for a four-posterbed-hanger
beehive-shaped head-coveringhive
blossom, with cup-shaped chaliced
bodily shapefeature
bodily shapeliking
bodily shapeproportion
bottle-shapedbottled
bower and scraperwagtail
bracelet adorned with ornamental tube-shaped glass beadsbugle-bracelet
cape [clothing]gaberdine
cape [headland]head
caperfrisk
capergambol
caperingcareer
chain made of S-shaped linkscollars of esses
change shapemetamorphose
chapel, small private chantry
cheapenedcommon-hackneyed
circular shapehoop
copying, ape-likeapish
course, shape aframe
crape materialcypress
creature, misshapenmooncalf
crookedly shapednook-shotten
cup-shaped blossom, withchaliced
dragon, shaped like a dragonish
drapepall
drapery making up the border of a bed canopyvalance
escapescape
escapeshift
escapescape
escapeoutrun
escapeeschew
escapecome
escapebreak
escape withtake
escape, look toshun
escape, means ofbulwark
fabric, made of Arras tapestryarras
five-step capering dancesink-apace, sinke-a-pace
five-step capering dancecinquepace
forced out of shapecrushed
furnished with tapestrieshanged
gapeyawn
good shapeplight
grapesTantalus
grapes, sun-dried raisins of the sun
hanging tapestryarras
hanging tapestry for a four-poster bedbed-hanger
hat shaped like a pudding basin or soup-bowlporringer
head-covering, beehive-shapedhive
head-dress shaped like a shipship-tire
heaped up in a moundcopped
imprinted shapeform
leaf of paper showing the alphabethornbook
linen tapeinkle
mass, shapelessindigest
means of escapebulwark
mental shape, givebody forth
misshapenindistinguishable
misshapen creaturemooncalf
misshapen individualstigmatic
money, paper replacement forpaper
mound, heaped up in acopped
musician belonging to a royal chapel or cathedralsinging-man
nutrition, therapeuticdiet
ornament, pin-shapedbodkin
paper [document]schedule
paper replacement for moneypaper
paper, put down onpaper
pin-shaped ornamentbodkin
puffed out into the shape of a spheresphered
rapeenforce
rapeNessus
rapeforce
raperapine
rapePhilomel, Philomela
regular shapeframe
rough shape, giverough-hew
round [shape]ring
round [shape]about
scrape awayrace
scrape togetherglean
shapefashion
shapeframe
shapeform
shapelineament
shapesquare
shapemould
shapetemper
shapeimpression
shapecharacter
shapeblock
shapefigure
shape a courseframe
shape artisticallycarve
shape likefigure
shape, alter thetrans-shape
shape, appear in ainform
shape, bodilyfeature
shape, bodilyliking
shape, bodilyproportion
shape, changemetamorphose
shape, circularhoop
shape, forced out ofcrushed
shape, giveshape
shape, give roughrough-hew
shape, imprintedform
shape, regularframe
shape, takingshape
shaped like a dragondragonish
shaped, crookedlynook-shotten
shapelessindigest
shapelessindistinguishable
shapeless massindigest
shapeless matterchaos
shapelyclean
ship, head-dress shaped like aship-tire
shipshapetight
sphere, puffed out into the shape of asphered
S-shaped links, chain made of collars of esses
sun-dried grapesraisins of the sun
tape made of worsted yarncaddis
tape, lineninkle
tapestries, furnished withhanged
tapestries, lackingunfurnished
tapestryhanging
tapestrycarpet
tapestry hangingarras
tapestry hanging for a four-poster bedbed-hanger
therapeuticphysical
therapeuticblessed, blest
therapeutic nutritiondiet
tube-shaped beadsbugle-bracelet
unshapelyshapeless
yarn, tape made of worsted caddis

Words Families

 6 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
APEBASICape n, apish adj
APEPEOPLEape-bearer n
APESTATEtardy-apish adj
APETYPEdog-ape n
BEAR [action]ANIMALape-bearer n
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