Lark means a small or medium-sized bird with a very long hind claw and known for its songs.(noun)
An example of a lark is the meadowlark.
The definition of a lark is a prank or a free-spirited adventure.(noun)
To lark is defined as to have fun and play silly tricks.(verb)
An example of lark is to decorate a newlywed's car.
See lark in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME lark, laverke < OE laferce, older læwerce, akin to Ger lerche (OHG lērahha), ON lævirki (Dan lerke)
Origin: ? alteration (infl. by lark) of northern dial. lake < ME laike, to play < ON leika & OE lacan, akin to Goth laikan, to hop, leap < IE base *leig-, *loig-, to hop > Sans rḗjatē, (he) hops, quivers
See lark in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English laveroc, larke
Origin: , from Old English lāwerce.
Origin: Short for skylark, to frolic
Origin: , or alteration of dialectal lake, play (from Middle English leik, laik, from Old Norse leikr).
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