[AS. apa.] A term generally applied to the monkeys, though by some the Anthropoids, or highest forms, are not included in the apes. Others consider these the only apes. They usually dwell in trees, where their power of grasping with both hands and hand-like feet enables them to grasp the limbs with great ease, and to jump from branch to branch without danger of falling. They closely approach the human species in anatomical structure, and the higher forms, the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orang-outang, are often called anthropoids, or man-like apes.