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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joke  \Joke\,  n.  [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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joke  \Joke\,  v.  t.  [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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joke  \Joke\,  v.  i.  [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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  joke 
  n  1:  a  humorous  anecdote  or  remark  [syn:  {gag},  {laugh},  {jest}, 
  {jape},  {yak},  {wheeze}] 
  2:  activity  characterized  by  good  humor  [syn:  {jest},  {jocularity}] 
  3:  a  ludicrous  or  grotesque  act  done  for  fun  and  amusement 
  [syn:  {antic},  {prank},  {trick},  {caper}] 
  v  1:  tell  a  joke;  speak  humorously;  "He  often  jokes  even  when  he 
  appears  serious"  [syn:  {jest}] 
  2:  act  in  a  funny  or  teasing  way  [syn:  {jest}] 




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