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
Origin: [Perh fr. AS. lc play, sport. Cf. Lake, v. i.]
Larks are passerine birds of the family Alaudidae. All species occur in the Old World, and in northern and eastern Australia. Only one, the Horned Lark, is native to North America. Habitats vary widely, but many species live in dry regions.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lärk, n. a well-known singing-bird.—v.i. to catch larks.—ns. Lark's′-heel, the Indian cress; Lark′spur, a plant with showy flowers, so called from the spur-shaped formation of calyx and petals. [M. E. laverock—A.S. láwerce; Ger. lerche.]
lärk, n. a game, frolic.—v.i. to frolic, make sport.—adj. Lar′ky (coll.), frolicsome, sportive. [A.S. lác, play—lácan, to swing, wave, play.]
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).
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The numerical value of lark in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of lark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We'll see if I can get the resources. I'm not in this for a lark, if I were to get in it, I would get in it to win and if I didn't think I could win, I wouldn't run.
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Translations for lark
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- alosaCatalan, Valencian
- Lerche, FrühaufsteherGerman
- alaŭdino, alaŭdido, alaŭdo, alaŭdidinoEsperanto
- alondra, madrugadorSpanish
- hullutella, pilailla, leivo, pila, kiuru, hullutus, toilailla, kujeilla, aamuvirkku, kujeFinnish
- alouette, lève-tôtFrench
- circín starraiceach, fuiseogIrish
- uiseagScottish Gaelic
- koránkelő, pacsirtaHungarian
- lòdola, allodola, mattinieroItalian
- 노고지리, 종다리Korean
- vyturys, vieversysLithuanian
- vroege vogel, stoeien, leeuwerik, gedol, vlerkenstreek, dollenDutch
- lerkeNorwegian Nynorsk
- ciocârlie, persoană matinalăRomanian
- шутка, проказа, жаворонок, забаваRussian
- leivvošNorthern Sami
- ševa, шева, ševrljuga, шевpљугaSerbo-Croatian
- жайворонок польовийUkrainian
- chim chiền chiệnVietnamese
- jilaud, laud, hilaudül, jilaudül, laudül, hilaudVolapük
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