lark definition

  • noun:
    • some of various chiefly Old World wild birds of family members Alaudidae, especially the skylark, having a sustained, melodious track.
    • Any of a few comparable birds, for instance the meadowlark.
    • A carefree or spirited adventure.
    • A harmless prank.
    • some of different little, singing passerine birds for the family Alaudidae.
    • some of numerous similar-appearing birds, but generally ground-living, such as the meadowlark and titlark.
    • a person who wakes early; one who is up with the larks.
    • A romp, frolic, some fun.
    • A prank.
    • A frolic; a jolly time.
    • Anyone many species of performing wild birds regarding the genus Alauda and allied genera (family members Alaudid√¶). They mostly belong to Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. In the usa these are typically represented because of the shore larks, or horned larks, associated with the genus Otocoris. The real larks have holaspidean tarsi, extended hind claws, and, frequently, lifeless, sandy brown colors.
    • A Little oscine passerine bird of this household Alaudid√¶.
    • A bird like or likened to a lark, although not among the Alaudid√¶: with a distinguishing prefix: since, the titlark, meadow-lark, bunting-lark, bushlark, horse-lark, etc. Such wild birds are mainly the titlarks or pipits (see Anthus), and different types of finches and buntings.
    • A kind of sandpiper.
    • A merry or hilarious adventure; a jovial prank or frolic; recreation: as, to take a lark.
    • any of many predominantly old-world wild birds noted for performing
    • any carefree episode
    • united states songbirds having a yellow breast
    • a songbird that life mainly on the floor in available country; has actually streaky brown plumage
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To engage in spirited fun or merry pranks.
    • To sport; to frolic.
    • To capture larks.
  • verb:
    • To catch larks.
    • To sport, practice benign pranking.
    • To frolic, practice carefree adventure.
    • play boisterously
  • others:
    • To get or hunt larks.
    • To frolic; make sport; do anything in a sportive haphazard method.

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