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Definition of the noun jape

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noun - plural: japes

  1. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

Alternative definition of the noun jape


  1. a joke

Definition of the verb jape

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verb - inflections: japed | japing | japes

  1. to jest; to play tricks; to jeer
  2. to mock; to trick


Jape are an Irish electronic–rock band from Dublin.


Who is Jape?

Jape a.k.a. John Paul Tremblay is a Canadian actor who stars in the hit Canadian TV show Trailer Park Boys, playing Julian, a newly released ex-con returning to his home in a trailer park in Nova Scotia. Tremblay grew up in the Dartmouth suburb of Cole Harbour where he lived on the same street and went to the same high school as Robb Wells, his future co-star of Trailer Park Boys. Before Trailer Park Boys he and Robb Wells owned a chain of pizza restaurants called J.R. Capone's. The show is written by Tremblay along with co-stars Robb Wells and Mike Smith. The Trailer Park Boys released a film in 2006, most of it being filmed in the municipality of Halifax. Tremblay and Wells also appeared in the 2002 family film Virginia's Run, though not as Ricky and Julian. John is married to Andrea Tremblay; they have 3 children.


"Jape" is a book by Lawrence Upton.


  1. Jape is a configurable, graphical proof assistant, originally developed at the University of Oxford. It allows user to define a logic, decide how to view proofs, and much more. It works with variants of the sequent calculus and natural deduction.
  2. JAPE: In computational linguistics, JAPE is the Java Annotation Patterns Engine, a component of the open-source General Architecture for Text Engineering platform. JAPE is a finite state transducer that operates over annotations based on regular expressions. Thus it is useful for pattern-matching, semantic extraction, and many other operations over syntactic trees such as those produced by natural language parsers.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Jape

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Google previewCollective Intelligence and Digital Archives (2017)

Towards Knowledge Ecosystems by Samuel Szoniecky, Nasreddine Bouha?

JAPE is an annotation system that uses specific rules provided by GATE software . These rules are combined with domain terms found in the EH (English Heritage) thesaurus as well as mechanisms for the detection of negation and lexical ...

Google previewKnowledge-based Software Engineering (2004)

Proceedings of the Sixth Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering by Vadim Stefanuk, Kenji Kaijiri

with its base knowledge-representation language JAPE As mentioned above, JAPE is a production- type language The left sides of the productions are the templates, defined on the set of annotations The right sides are generally Java code, ...

Google previewNatural Language Processing and Information Systems (2007)

12th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, NLDB 2007, Paris, France, June 27-29, 2007, Proceedings by Zoubida Kedad, Nadira Lammari, Elisabeth Métais, Farid Meziane, Yacine Rezgui

The developed JAPE rules combine ontology-based lookup information with noun phrase (NP) chunks to detect semantic units. NP chunking is performed 5 JAPE is a regular-expression based language for writing grammars over annotations, ...

Google previewInformation Extraction in Finance (2008)

by M. Costantino, Paolo Coletti

JAPE is a version of CPSL Common Pattern Specification Language (for details, see Ref. [149]); • the annotation diff toolin the development environment calculates performance metrics such as precision, recall and F-measure for comparing ...

Google previewRecent Advances in Natural Language Processing IV (2007)

Selected Papers from RANLP 2005 by Nicolas Nicolov

JAPE is a version of CPSL (Common Pattern Specification Language). This engine executes the JAPE grammar phases - each phase consists of a set of pattern/action rules. The left-hand-side (lhs) of the rule represents an annotation pattern ...

Google previewA glossary and etymological dictionary of obsolete and uncommon words (1832)

by William Toone

JAPE (F. gaber), to jest or joke.

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Swearing (2015)

The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-speaking World by Geoffrey Hughes

exuberance: Fottere: To iape [jape], to sard, to fucke, to swive, to occupy. We notice that out of this extensive word field, ...

Google previewA Glossary and Etymological Dictionary (1834)

Of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases, and Proverbs Illustrative of Early English Literature, Comprising Chiefly Those Not to be Found in Our Ordinary Dictionaries; with Historical Notices of Ancient Customs and Manners by William Toone

JAPE (F. gaber), to jest or joke.

Google previewA Dictionary of Sexual Language and Imagery in Shakespearean and Stuart Literature (2001)

Three Volume Set Volume I A-F Volume II G-P Volume III Q-Z by Gordon Williams

jape copulate (with). The sense apparently derives from the meanings of trick or deceive, hence seduce. Chaucer's quibbling use is noted by Speght, ' Hard words of Chaucer', appended to the Workes (1602), relating how the word was ...

Google previewThe Devil's Dictionary (2013)

Complete & Unabridged by Ambrose Bierce

A conspicuous,and itis hopednot unpleasing,featureof thebookis its abundant illustrativequotations from eminent poets, chief of whomis that learned and ingeniouscleric, FatherGassalasca Jape, S.J., whose lines bearhis initials. ToFather ...

Google previewA Santali-English dictionary (1899)

by A. R. Campbell

Jape tope. 1 Slow, dilatory, putting off Jape thope.J time. Cellekate jape tope ...

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Video shows what jape means. A joke or quip.. jape synonyms: Wikisaurus:joke. jape pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by Wiktionary dictionary. jape ...

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Scrabble value of J8A1P3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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