- larixinic acid,
- lark bunting,
- lark it up,
- lark sparrow,
- larkin, philip
Origin of lark1
verb (used without object)
Origin of lark2
Examples from the Web for lark
Free Crimea, we ultimately discover, is the work of a drunken Brit on a lark.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea|Michael Weiss|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But what started as a lark became a professional passion for Holland.
The idea was conceived by a food scientist at Brigham Young University, who added dry ice to the cultured dairy on a lark.
Like so many young girls, she tried modeling as a lark, a way of escaping the humdrum and finding glamour.Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington’s Memoir Offers Few Revelations|Robin Givhan|November 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Mercury on a lark in your opposite sign calls for expressions that run counter to the woulda-shoulda-coulda loop in your mind.What the Stars Hold for Your Week, June 26-July 2, 2011|Starsky + Cox|June 26, 2011|DAILY BEAST
I might have walked miles and not found a lark which afforded me so much sport, and the hawk such a lung-opener.The Art and Practice of Hawking|Edward B. Michell
It is the essential of the Englishman's lark that he should think it a lark; that he should laugh at it even when he does it.What I Saw in America|G. K. Chesterton
She sat down by Lark, glad she had done it, glad it was over, and praying that Lark would come off as well.
The brown thrush, rival of the lark and mockingbird, seldom seeks the society of the blue jay.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
"I'm proud of you, Lark, quite proud of you," her father said warmly.
Word Origin for lark
Word Origin for lark
"songbird," early 14c., earlier lauerche (c.1200), from Old English lawerce (late Old English laferce), from Proto-Germanic *laiw(a)rikon (cf. Old Saxon lewerka, Frisian liurk, Old Norse lævirik, Dutch leeuwerik, German Lerche), of unknown origin. Some Old English and Old Norse forms suggest a compound meaning "treason-worker," but there is no folk tale to explain or support this.
"spree, frolic," 1811, possibly shortening of skylark (1809), sailors' slang "play rough in the rigging of a ship" (larks were proverbial for high-flying), or from English dialectal lake/laik "to play" (c.1300, from Old Norse leika "to play," from PIE *leig- "to leap") with intrusive -r- common in southern British dialect. The verb lake, considered characteristic of Northern English vocabulary, is the opposite of work but lacks the other meanings of play. As a verb, from 1813. Related: Larked; larking.
In addition to the idiom beginning with lark
- lark it up
- happy as the day is long (as a lark)