Definitions for larklɑrk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of numerous chiefly Old World songbirds of the family Alaudidae,of open country, typically having drab plumage and a long hind claw.
any of various similar birds of other families, as the meadowlark.
Origin of lark:
bef. 900; ME larke, OE lāwerce
a merry, carefree adventure; frolic; escapade.
innocent or good-natured mischief; a prank.
(v.i.)to have fun; frolic; romp.
to behave mischievously; play pranks.
Origin of lark:
North American songbirds having a yellow breast
pipit, titlark, lark(noun)
a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage
any of numerous predominantly Old World birds noted for their singing
any carefree episode
frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about(verb)
"The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
, from lark as a byname or for a catcher and seller of larks.
shortened from Larkin, a medieval diminutive of Laurence.
occasionally transferred from the surnames.
from the lark bird.
Origin: Origin uncertain, either
a frolic; a jolly time
to sport; to frolic
any one numerous species of singing birds of the genus Alauda and allied genera (family Alaudidae). They mostly belong to Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. In America they are represented by the shore larks, or horned by the shore larks, or horned larks, of the genus Otocoris. The true larks have holaspidean tarsi, very long hind claws, and usually, dull, sandy brown colors
to catch larks; as, to go larking
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A short, sweet spree enjoyed by night hawks. Also, an early rising singing-bird. (Dist. bet. "out on a lark," and "up with the lark," an impossible combination).
Translations for lark
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a general name for several types of singing-bird, especially the skylark, which flies high into the air as it sings.
- cotoviaPortuguese (BR)
- die LercheGerman
- lærke; -lærkeDanish
- एक पक्षी, क्रीडा़-कौतकHindi
- burung pekicauIndonesian
- burung larkMalay
- سرايى نغمهPersian
- tarla kuşuTurkish
- 百靈鳥，雲雀Chinese (Trad.)
- ایک چھوٹا پرندہ، اگن، چکاوکUrdu
- chim sơn caVietnamese
- 百灵鸟Chinese (Simp.)
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