escapade vs lark what difference

what is difference between escapade and lark

English

Etymology

Borrowed from French escapade (the act of escaping; a trick), borrowed from Old Spanish escapada, from escapar (to escape), from Vulgar Latin *excappō (to escape).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĕs’kə-pād’, IPA(key): /ˈɛskəˌpeɪd/
  • Rhymes: -eɪd

Noun

escapade (plural escapades)

  1. A daring or adventurous act; an undertaking which goes against convention.
    • 1816, Sir Walter Scott, The Antiquary – Volume II, ch. 9:
      [Nobody] stood more confounded than Oldbuck at this sudden escapade of his nephew. “Is the devil in him,” was his first exclamation, “to go to disturb the brute?”
    • 1918, P. G. Wodehouse, Piccadilly Jim, ch. 1:
      He is always doing something to make himself notorious. There was that breach-of-promise case, and that fight at the political meeting, and his escapades at Monte Carlo.
    • 2011 March 4, Richard Corliss, “The Adjustment Bureau” (film review), Time (retrieved 23 March 2014):
      He seems on the verge of winning the New York Senate election when the New York Post runs a photo of David’s exposed butt in a mooning escapade from his college days.

Related terms

  • escape

Translations


French

Noun

escapade f (plural escapades)

  1. escapade

Galician

Verb

escapade

  1. second-person plural imperative of escapar


English

Alternative forms

  • laverock, lavrock

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: läk, IPA(key): /lɑːk/
  • (General American) enPR: lärk, IPA(key): /lɑɹk/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)k

Etymology 1

From Middle English larke, laverke, from Old English lāwerce, lǣwerce, lāuricæ, from Proto-Germanic *laiwarikǭ, *laiwazikǭ (compare dialectal West Frisian larts, Dutch leeuwerik, German Lerche), from *laiwaz (borrowed into Finnish leivo, Estonian lõo), of unknown ultimate origin with no definitive cognates outside of Germanic.

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
    Antonym: owl
Hyponyms
  • (species in Alaudidae): woodlark, skylark, magpie-lark, horned lark, sea lark, crested lark, shorelark
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

lark (third-person singular simple present larks, present participle larking, simple past and past participle larked)

  1. To catch larks (type of bird).

References

  • lark on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Alaudidae on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
  • Alaudidae on Wikispecies.Wikispecies

Etymology 2

Origin uncertain, either

  • from a northern English dialectal term lake/laik (to play) (around 1300, from Old Norse leika (to play (as opposed to work))), with an intrusive -r- as is common in southern British dialects; or
  • a shortening of skylark (1809), sailors’ slang, “play roughly in the rigging of a ship”, because the common European larks were proverbial for high-flying; Dutch has a similar idea in speelvogel (playbird, a person of markedly playful nature).

Noun

lark (plural larks)

  1. A romp, frolic, some fun.
  2. A prank.
Synonyms
  • whim, especially in phrase on a whim, see also Thesaurus:whim
Derived terms
  • on a lark
Related terms
  • skylark (in verb sense “play”)
Translations

Verb

lark (third-person singular simple present larks, present participle larking, simple past and past participle larked)

  1. To sport, engage in harmless pranking.
    • 1855, Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South, Chapter 35,[3]
      [] 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.
Derived terms
  • lark about
  • lark around
Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “lark”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Anagrams

  • Karl, Klar, Kral, klar

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