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NOUN (4)

1. North American songbirds having a yellow breast;
[syn: meadowlark, lark]

2. a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage;
[syn: pipit, titlark, lark]

3. any of numerous predominantly Old World birds noted for their singing;

4. any carefree episode;
[syn: escapade, lark]


VERB (1)

1. play boisterously;
- Example: "The children frolicked in the garden"
- Example: "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"
- Example: "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
[syn: frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lark \Lark\ (l[aum]rk), n. [Perh fr. AS. l[=a]c play, sport. Cf. Lake, v. i.] A frolic; a jolly time. [Colloq.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lark \Lark\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Larked (l[aum]rkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Larking.] To sport; to frolic. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lark \Lark\, n. [OE. larke, laverock, AS. l[=a]werce; akin to D. leeuwerik, LG. lewerke, OHG. l[=e]rahha, G. lerche, Sw. l[aum]rka, Dan. lerke, Icel. l[ae]virki.] (Zool.) 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 larks, of the genus Otocoris. The true larks have holaspidean tarsi, very long hind claws, and, usually, dull, sandy brown colors. [1913 Webster] 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 (Alauda 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. [1913 Webster] Lark bunting (Zool.), a fringilline bird (Calamospiza melanocorys) found on the plains of the Western United States. Lark sparrow (Zool.), a sparrow (Chondestes grammacus), found in the Mississippi Valley and the Western United States. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lark \Lark\, v. i. To catch larks; as, to go larking. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lark n 1: North American songbirds having a yellow breast [syn: meadowlark, lark] 2: a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage [syn: pipit, titlark, lark] 3: any of numerous predominantly Old World birds noted for their singing 4: any carefree episode [syn: escapade, lark] v 1: play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom" [syn: frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "lark": Philomel, 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, 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