['mʌŋkɪ] or ['mʌŋki]
(noun.) any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians).
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(n.) In the most general sense, any one of the Quadrumana, including apes, baboons, and lemurs.
(n.) Any species of Quadrumana, except the lemurs.
(n.) Any one of numerous species of Quadrumana (esp. such as have a long tail and prehensile feet) exclusive of apes and baboons.
(n.) A term of disapproval, ridicule, or contempt, as for a mischievous child.
(n.) The weight or hammer of a pile driver, that is, a very heavy mass of iron, which, being raised on high, falls on the head of the pile, and drives it into the earth; the falling weight of a drop hammer used in forging.
(n.) A small trading vessel of the sixteenth century.
(v. t. & i.) To act or treat as a monkey does; to ape; to act in a grotesque or meddlesome manner.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
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n. a quadrumanous mammal of the order Primates—the term is loose and may be conveniently restricted only to all the Primates exclusive of the Anthropoid Apes thus including the Platyrrhini or New-World monkeys and the Catarrhiini or Old-World monkeys: an ape: a name of contempt esp. for a mischievous person also of playful endearment: a heavy weight for driving piles: a large hammer for driving bolts: in betting slang a sum of 500 pounds or dollars in U.S.: a fluid consisting of chlor-hydric acid and zinc—generally called spirits of salt—used in the process of soldering:—pl. Monk′eys.—v.i. to meddle with anything.—v.t. to imitate as a monkey does.—ns. Monk′ey-bag a small money-bag hung round the sailor's neck; Monk′ey-block a small swivel-block used in guiding running rigging; Monk′ey-board the omnibus conductor's foot-board; Monk′ey-boat a narrow half-decked river-boat; Monk′ey-bread the baobab-tree or its fruit; Monk′ey-en′gine a kind of pile-driver having a ram or monkey working in a wooden frame; Monk′ey-flow′er a flower of the mimulus kind; Monk′ey-gaff a small gaff above the spanker-gaff for the flag; Monk′ey-grass a coarse fibre yielded by the leaf-stalks of Attalea funifera used for brooms street sweeping-machine brushes &c.; Monk′ey-hamm′er a drop-press with a ram which is raised and let drop freely; Monk′eyism the qualities of the monkey; Monk′ey-jack′et a close-fitting jacket generally made of some stout coarse material; Monk′ey-pot the seed-vessel of several species of Lecythis having a round lid; Monk′ey-pump a straw let through a gimlet-hole into a cask for the purpose of sucking the liquor; Monk′ey-puzz′le the Chili pine Araucaria imbricata; Monk′ey-rail a light rail above the quarter-rail; Monk′ey-shine (U.S.) a piece of tomfoolery; Monk′ey-tail a short lever for training carronades: a piece of knotted rope by which to attach a hook to save the hand from jamming; Monk′ey-wheel a tackle-block over which runs a hoisting-rope; Monk′ey-wrench a screw-key having a movable jaw.—Have or Get one's monkey up to be angry; Suck the monkey to drink liquor from a cask through an inserted tube: to drink from a coco-nut filled surreptitiously with rum &c.
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To dream of a monkey, denotes that deceitful people will flatter you to advance their own interests. To see a dead monkey, signifies that your worst enemies will soon be removed. If a young woman dreams of a monkey, she should insist on an early marriage, as her lover will suspect unfaithfulness. For a woman to dream of feeding a monkey, denotes that she will be betrayed by a flatterer.
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n. An arboreal animal which makes itself at home in genealogical trees.
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- You've got one friend as I knows of; one as is good for a Savings-Bank book, or I'm a blue monkey! Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- The monkey was killed, and an order made, that no such animal should be kept about the palace. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
- She had on a black velvet polonaise with jet buttons, and a tiny green monkey muff; I never saw her so stylishly dressed, Janey continued. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- Facing Huxley with a smiling insolence, he begged to know, _was it through his grandfather or grandmother that he claimed his descent from a monkey_? H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- It was half ape, half monkey; it clambered about the trees and ran, and probably ran well, on its hind legs upon the ground. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Where have you been, you young monkey? Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- He stopped winking though, when Tom spoke, and began grinning like a superannuated monkey. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Fust I'll tie the rope t' th' mast an' then t' th' beach, an' you two kin skip along like monkeys. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- It is anti-creation, like monkeys and baboons. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- We find fossils in the Eocene of monkeys and lemurs, but of one particular creature we have as yet not a single bone. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- The extremity of the tail in some American monkeys has been converted into a wonderfully perfect prehensile organ, and serves as a fifth hand. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- Among all the apes and monkeys, the only group that have their great toes developed on anything like the same fashion as man are some of the lemurs. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- At last he saw it, the thing the little monkeys so feared--the man-brute of which the Claytons had caught occasional fleeting glimpses. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- All women are proud monkeys, and he knows no more conceited doll than that Caroline Helstone. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- Most of the time he was monkeying with the batteries and circuits, and devising things to make the work of telegraphy less irksome. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Sixty of the men employed at the laboratory were used as watchers, each to keep an eye on a certain section of the exhibit, and see there was no monkeying with it. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- I went to work and monkeyed around, and finally struck the notion of the lampblack button. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.