- Lark means a small or medium-sized bird with a very long hind claw and known for its songs.
An example of a lark is the meadowlark.
- The definition of a lark is a prank or a free-spirited adventure.
- 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.
An example of lark is to decorate a newlywed's car.
A sky lark perches on a pole.
lark definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English lark, laverke ; from Old English laferce, older læwerce, akin to German lerche (OHG lērahha), Old Norse lævirki (Dan lerke)
- to play or frolic; have a merry time
- to cause one's horse to jump fences, etc. unnecessarily
Origin: uncertain or unknown; perhaps alteration (infl. by lark) of northern dialect, dialectal lake ; from Middle English laike, to play ; from Old Norse leika and amp; Old English lacan, akin to Gothic laikan, to hop, leap ; from Indo-European base an unverified form leig-, an unverified form loig-, to hop from source Sanskrit rḗjatē, (he) hops, quivers
- a frolic or spree
- a merry prank
lark definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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