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1lark

noun \ˈlärk\

Definition of LARK

:  any of a family (Alaudidae) of chiefly Old World ground-dwelling songbirds that are usually brownish in color; especially :  skylark — compare meadowlark

Origin of LARK

Middle English laveroc, laverke, from Old English lāwerce; akin to Old High German lērihha lark
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

2lark

noun

Definition of LARK

:  a source of or quest for amusement or adventure <thought life was a lark> <entered the race on a lark>

Origin of LARK

3lark
First Known Use: circa 1811

3lark

verb

Definition of LARK

intransitive verb
:  to engage in harmless fun or mischief —often used with about
lark·er noun

Examples of LARK

  1. <we would rather lark about in the summer than get part-time jobs>

Origin of LARK

probably alteration of lake to frolic
First Known Use: 1813

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