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Meaning of LARK

Pronunciation:  lârk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any carefree episode
  2. [n]  any of numerous predominantly Old World birds noted for their singing
  3. [n]  small songbirds resembling larks
  4. [n]  North American yellow-breasted songbirds
  5. [v]  play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the palyroom"

LARK is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: cavort, disport, escapade, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark about, meadowlark, pipit, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sport, titlark
 See Also: Alauda arvensis, Alaudidae, American oriole, Anthus, Anthus pratensis, diversion, eastern meadowlark, family Alaudidae, genus Anthus, genus Sturnella, meadow pipit, New World oriole, oriole, oscine, oscine bird, play, recreation, skylark, Sturnella, Sturnella magna, Sturnella neglecta, western meadowlark



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lark\, n. [Perh fr. AS. l[=a]c play, sport. Cf. {Lake}, v.
    A frolic; a jolly time. [Colloq.] --Dickens.
  2. \Lark\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Larked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To sport; to frolic. [Colloq.]
  3. \Lark\, n. [OE. larke, laverock, AS. l[=a]werce; akin to D.
    leeuwerik, LG. lewerke, OHG. l?rahha, G. lerche, Sw.
    l["a]rka, Dan. lerke, Icel. l[ae]virki.] (Zo["o]l.)
    Any one numerous species of singing birds of the genus
    {Alauda} and allied genera (family {Alaudid[ae]}). 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.
    Note: The European skylark, or lark of the poets ({Alauda
          arvensis}), is of a brown mottled color, and is noted
          for its clear and sweet song, uttered as it rises and
          descends almost perpendicularly in the air. It is
          considered a table delicacy, and immense numbers are
          killed for the markets. Other well-known European
          species are the crested, or tufted, lark ({Alauda
          cristata}), and the wood lark ({A. arborea}). The
          pipits, or titlarks, of the genus {Anthus} (family
          {Motacillid[ae]}) are often called larks. See {Pipit}.
          The American meadow larks, of the genus {Sturnella},
          are allied to the starlings. See {Meadow Lark}. The
          Australian bush lark is {Mirafra Horsfieldii}. See
          {Shore lark}.
    {Lark bunting} (Zo["o]l.), a fringilline bird ({Calamospiza
       melanocorys}) found on the plains of the Western United
    {Lark sparrow} (Zo["o]l.), a sparrow ({Chondestes
       grammacus}), found in the Mississippi Valley and the
       Western United States.
  4. \Lark\, v. i.
    To catch larks; as, to go larking.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing larks flying in your dream, symbolizes high aspirations. If they fall during flight, then it indicates that you will be overcome with despair in the midst of your pleasure and joy. Hearing larks singing in your dream, foretells of success in business. You will find happiness in a change of environment. Seeing a wounded or dead lark in your dream indicates sadness and gloom. Dreaming that you kill a lark means a loss of innocence as a result of giving in to your urges and desires.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adventure, antic, bat, bender, binge, bout, bulbul, bust, canary, caper, carousal, carouse, cavort, celebrate, celebration, cuckoo, cut loose, debauch, drinking bout, eagle, escapade, feathered songster, fling, frolic, gambol, game, hell around, horseplay, jape, jollify, jolly, let go, let loose, let off steam, make merry, make whoopee, mavis, mischief, mockingbird, monkeyshine, nightingale, orgy, oriole, Philomel, play, ploy, practical joke, prank, raise hell, randan, randy, revel, ringdove, rocket, roister, rollick, romp, see life, shenanigan, shenanigans, shines, singing bird, skylark, skyrocket, song sparrow, songbird, songster, sport, spree, step out, tear, thrush, tomfoolery, toot, trick, wanton, warbler, whoop it up, wingding