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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Joke \Joke\, verb (used without an object) [L. jocari.] To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest.

He laughed, shouted, joked, and swore. --Macaulay.

Syn: To jest; sport; rally; banter. See {Jest}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Joke \Joke\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Joked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Joking}.] To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Joke \Joke\, noun [L. jocus. Cf {Jeopardy}, {Jocular}, {Juggler}.]

1. Something said for the sake of exciting a laugh; something witty or sportive (commonly indicating more of hilarity or humor than jest); a jest; a witticism; as, to crack good-natured jokes.

And gentle dullness ever loves a joke. --Pope.

Or witty joke our airy senses moves To pleasant laughter. --Gay.

2. Something not said seriously, or not actually meant; something done in sport.

Inclose whole downs in walls, 't is all a joke. --Pope.

{In joke}, in jest; sportively; not meant seriously.

{Practical joke}. See under {Practical}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

joke

noun

1: a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point" [syn: {joke}, {gag}, {laugh}, {jest}, {jape}]

2: activity characterized by good humor [syn: {jest}, {joke}, {jocularity}]

3: a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement [syn: {antic}, {joke}, {prank}, {trick}, {caper}, {put-on}]

4: a triviality not to be taken seriously; "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"

verb

1: tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious" [syn: {joke}, {jest}]

2: act in a funny or teasing way [syn: {joke}, {jest}]


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