lark
Pronunciation Noun

lark (plural larks)

  1. Any of various small, singing passerine birds of the family Alaudidae.
  2. Any of various similar-appearing birds, but usually ground-living, such as the meadowlark and titlark.
  3. (by extension) One who wakes early; one who is up with the larks.
    Synonyms: early bird, early riser
    Antonyms: owl
Translations Translations Verb

lark (larks, present participle larking; past and past participle larked)

  1. To catch larks.
    to go larking
Noun

lark (plural larks)

  1. A romp, frolic, some fun.
  2. A prank.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • Russian: заба́ва
Translations
  • Russian: шу́тка
Verb

lark (larks, present participle larking; past and past participle larked)

  1. To sport, engage in harmless pranking.
    • 1855, Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South, Chapter 35,
      […] the porter at the rail-road had seen a scuffle; or when he found it was likely to bring him in as a witness, then it might not have been a scuffle, only a little larking […]
  2. To frolic, engage in carefree adventure.

Lark
Proper noun
  1. Surname, from lark as a byname or for a catcher and seller of larks.
  2. Surname shortened from Larkin, a medieval diminutive of Laurence.
  3. A male given name.
  4. A female given name from the lark bird.
    • 1989 Faith Sullivan, The Cape Ann, Penguin 1989, ISBN 0140119795, page 2
      Mama had chosen the name Lark. Lark Browning Erhardt. Papa had wanted to call me Beverly Mary; Mary after the Blessed Virgin. Mama said she wouldn't hang a name like Beverly Mary on a pet skunk. Where she got the idea for Lark, I don't know, though one time when I asked, she said that larks flew high and had a happy song.
  5. A river in England, on the border between Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.



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