chimpanzee


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chim·pan·zee

 (chĭm′păn-zē′, -pən-, chĭm-păn′zē)
n.
1. Either of two African apes of the genus Pan, having black hair, a bare face, somewhat arboreal habits, and a high degree of intelligence.
2. The common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), of equatorial central and western Africa, having a stockier build than the bonobo (P. paniscus).

[Portuguese, from Vili (Bantu language of Congo) ci-mpenzi.]

chimpanzee

(ˌtʃɪmpænˈziː)
n
(Animals) a gregarious and intelligent anthropoid ape, Pan troglodytes, inhabiting forests in central W Africa
[C18: from Kongo dialect]

chim•pan•zee

(ˌtʃɪm pænˈzi, tʃɪmˈpæn zi)

n.
a large anthropoid ape, Pan troglodytes, of equatorial Africa, having a dark coat and a relatively bare face.
[1730–40; presumably < a Bantu language]

chim·pan·zee

(chĭm′păn-zē′)
A dark-haired African ape that is somewhat smaller than a gorilla, lives mostly in trees, and has a high degree of intelligence. Chimpanzees live in close-knit groups and have elaborate social interactions. They are the closest living relatives of humans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chimpanzee - intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forestschimpanzee - intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forests
great ape, pongid - any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae
genus Pan, Pan - chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
Pan troglodytes verus, western chimpanzee - masked or pale-faced chimpanzees of western Africa; distantly related to the eastern and central chimpanzees; possibly a distinct species
eastern chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii - long-haired chimpanzees of east-central Africa; closely related to the central chimpanzees
central chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes troglodytes - black-faced chimpanzees of central Africa; closely related to eastern chimpanzees
bonobo, Pan paniscus, pygmy chimpanzee - small chimpanzee of swamp forests in Zaire; a threatened species
Translations
sjimpansee
šimpanz
chimpanse
simpanssi
चिंपांजी
čimpanza
csimpánz
simpansi
チンパンジー
침팬지
šimpanzė
šimpanze
šimpanz
šimpanz
schimpans
ลิงชิมแปนซี
con tinh tinh

chimpanzee

[ˌtʃɪmpænˈziː] Nchimpancé m

chimpanzee

[ˌtʃɪmpænˈziː] nchimpanzé m

chimpanzee

[ˌtʃɪmpænˈziː] nscimpanzé m inv

chimpanzee

(tʃimpənˈziː) noun
a type of small African ape.

chimpanzee

شِمْبَانْزِي šimpanz chimpanse Schimpanse χιμπαντζής chimpancé simpanssi chimpanzé čimpanza scimpanzè チンパンジー 침팬지 chimpansee sjimpanse szympans chimpanzé, chipanzé шимпанзе schimpans ลิงชิมแปนซี şempanze con tinh tinh 黑猩猩
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He was perfectly good natured about it; but he insisted upon pretending that he was a gorilla and that I was a chimpanzee attempting to steal food from him.
I had rather that Nancy and my old pals should think of Harry Wood as having died with a straight back, than see him living and crawling with a stick like a chimpanzee.
Perhaps I oughtn't to have said that," he said; "but when the brute has huge humped shoulders like a chimpanzee, and bristles sticking out of its head like a pig--"
And you mean to say that when Captain Cutler saw that chimpanzee with humped shoulders and hog's bristles, he simply saw himself?
She was like a large orangutan, my mother, or like a chimpanzee, and yet, in sharp and definite ways, quite different.
He is brother as well to the gorilla and the chimpanzee.
There were stretches along the surface paths where the ape had gone for considerable distances entirely erect upon his hind feet--walking as a man walks; but the same might have been true of any of the great anthropoids of the same species, for, unlike the chimpanzee and the gorilla, they walk without the aid of their hands quite as readily as with.
Have you ever dreamed that you were being chased up Broadway by a chimpanzee in evening dress?
But Maggie, gifted with that superior power of misery which distinguishes the human being, and places him at a proud distance from the most melancholy chimpanzee, sat still on her bough, and gave herself up to the keen sense of unmerited reproach.
They ran along upon a rafter, peering down through the damp and the steam; and as old Durham's architects had not built the killing room for the convenience of the hoisters, at every few feet they would have to stoop under a beam, say four feet above the one they ran on; which got them into the habit of stooping, so that in a few years they would be walking like chimpanzees.
He found hundreds and thousands of monkeys sick--gorillas, orangoutangs, chimpanzees, dog-faced baboons, marmosettes, gray monkeys, red ones--all kinds.
When this chaining arrangement was complete, and the party stood as far apart from each other as possible, they formed a circle; and to make all things appear natural, Hop-Frog passed the residue of the chain in two diameters, at right angles, across the circle, after the fashion adopted, at the present day, by those who capture Chimpanzees, or other large apes, in Borneo.