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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 joke /ˈʤok/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Joke, n.
 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)

 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)

 Joke, v. i.  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) 2.0

      n 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
           hisown jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to
           have some ascertainable point" [syn: gag, laugh, jest,
      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, put-on]
      4: a triviality not to be taken seriously; "I regarded his
         campaign for mayor as a joke"
      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]