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 for joke
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Joke \Joke\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Joked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter;
     as, to joke a comrade.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Joke \Joke\, v. i. [L. jocari.]
     To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words
     or actions; to jest.
     [1913 Webster]
           He laughed, shouted, joked, and swore.   --Macaulay.
     Syn: To jest; sport; rally; banter. See Jest.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Joke \Joke\, n. [L. jocus. Cf Jeopardy, Jocular, Juggler.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
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              And gentle dullness ever loves a joke. --Pope.
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              Or witty joke our airy senses moves
              To pleasant laughter.                 --Gay.
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     2. Something not said seriously, or not actually meant;
        something done in sport.
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              Inclose whole downs in walls, 't is all a joke.
        [1913 Webster]
     In joke, in jest; sportively; not meant seriously.
     Practical joke. See under Practical.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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 his own
           jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some
           ascertainable point" [syn: joke, gag, laugh, jest,
      2: activity characterized by good humor [syn: jest, joke,
      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"
      v 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  188 Moby Thesaurus words for "joke":
     a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, absurdity,
     anecdote, antic, badinage, bagatelle, banter, bauble,
     be merry with, bean, belly laugh, bibelot, bijouterie, bit,
     blue story, bon mot, brass farthing, buffoon, burlesque, butt,
     button, byword, byword of reproach, caper, caricature, cent, chaff,
     crack, crack a joke, crack wise, curio, derision, dido, dirty joke,
     dirty story, double entendre, drollery, dupe, ethnic joke,
     exchange, facetiousness, fair game, farce, farthing, feather, fig,
     figure of fun, fleabite, fleer at, folderol, fool, fooling,
     fooling around, fribble, frippery, frolic, fun, funny story, gag,
     game, gaud, gazingstock, gewgaw, gibe at, gimcrack, give-and-take,
     goat, good one, good story, good-natured banter, hair, halfpenny,
     harmless teasing, haze, hill of beans, howler, humor, humorousness,
     jape, jest, jestbook, jestingstock, jive, jocoseness, jocularity,
     jolly, josh, kickshaw, kid, kid around, kidding, kidding around,
     knickknack, knickknackery, laugh, laughingstock, make a funny,
     make fun, make fun of, minikin, mock, mockery, molehill, monkey,
     monkeyshine, needle, panic, parody, peppercorn, persiflage,
     picayune, pilgarlic, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, play,
     play on words, pleasantry, point, poke fun at, prank, pun, put on,
     quip, quiz, rag, raillery, rally, rallying, rap, razz, red cent,
     repartee, rib, rib tickler, ride, ridicule, riot, roast,
     row of pins, rush, sally, sarcasm, scintillate, scoff at, scream,
     shit, sick joke, sidesplitter, sight gag, snap, sneeshing, sou,
     sparkle, sport, stock, story, straw, target, taunt, tease, toy,
     travesty, trifle, trinket, triviality, tuppence, twit, two cents,
     twopence, utter a mot, victim, visual joke, waggery, wheeze,
     whim-wham, wisecrack, wit, witticism, wittiness, wordplay, wow,
     yak, yarn

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