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
- An example of a lark is leaving a whoopee cushion on someone's chair.
- An example of a lark is what the couple were on when they decided to get married in Las Vegas.
To lark is defined as to have fun and play silly tricks.verb
An example of lark is to decorate a newlywed's car.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- any of a large family (Alaudidae) of chiefly Old World passerine birds, including the skylark and horned lark
- any of various birds from other families, as the meadowlark
Origin: ME lark, laverke < OE laferce, older læwerce, akin to Ger lerche (OHG lērahha), ON lævirki (Dan lerke)
- to play or frolic; have a merry time
- to cause one's horse to jump fences, etc. unnecessarily
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
- a frolic or spree
- a merry prank
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- Any of various chiefly Old World birds of the family Alaudidae, especially the skylark, having a sustained, melodious song.
- Any of several similar birds, such as the meadowlark.
Origin: Middle English laveroc, larke, from Old English lāwerce.
- A carefree or spirited adventure.
- A harmless prank.
Origin: Short for skylark, to frolic, or alteration of dialectal lake, play (from Middle English leik, laik, from Old Norse leikr).
- larkˈer noun
- larkˈish adjective