Definitions for: Flock

[n] a group of birds
[n] a group of sheep or goats
[n] a church congregation guided by a pastor
[n] an orderly crowd; "a troop of children"
[n] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
[v] come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
[v] move as a crowd or in a group; "Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears"

Webster (1913) Definition: Flock, n. [AS. flocc flock, company; akin to Icel.
flokkr crowd, Sw. flock, Dan. flok; prob. orig. used of
flows, and akin to E. fly. See Fly.]
1. A company or collection of living creatures; -- especially
applied to sheep and birds, rarely to persons or (except
in the plural) to cattle and other large animals; as, a
flock of ravenous fowl. --Milton.

The heathen . . . came to Nicanor by flocks. --2
Macc. xiv. 14.

2. A Christian church or congregation; considered in their
relation to the pastor, or minister in charge.

As half amazed, half frighted all his flock.

Flock, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flocked; p. pr. & vb. n.
To gather in companies or crowds.

Friends daily flock. --Dryden.

Flocking fowl (Zo["o]l.), the greater scaup duck.

Flock, v. t.
To flock to; to crowd. [Obs.]

Good fellows, trooping, flocked me so. --Taylor

Flock, n. [OE. flokke; cf. D. vlok, G. flocke, OHG.
floccho, Icel. fl[=o]ki, perh. akin to E. flicker, flacker,
or cf. L. floccus, F. floc.]
1. A lock of wool or hair.

I prythee, Tom, beat Cut's saddle, put a few flocks
in the point [pommel]. --Shak.

2. Woolen or cotton refuse (sing. or pl.), old rags, etc.,
reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for
stuffing unpholstered furniture.

3. Very fine, sifted, woolen refuse, especially that from
shearing the nap of cloths, used as a coating for wall
paper to give it a velvety or clothlike appearance; also,
the dust of vegetable fiber used for a similar purpose.

Flock bed, a bed filled with flocks or locks of coarse
wool, or pieces of cloth cut up fine. ``Once a flock bed,
but repaired with straw.'' --Pope.

Flock paper, paper coated with flock fixed with glue or

Flock, v. t.
To coat with flock, as wall paper; to roughen the surface of
(as glass) so as to give an appearance of being covered with
fine flock.

Synonyms: batch, clump, cluster, constellate, deal, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, troop, wad, whole lot, whole slew

See Also: animal group, bevy, bird, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, collect, congregate, congregation, covert, covey, crowd, deluge, exaltation, faithful, flight, flood, fold, gaggle, gather, go, huddle, huddle together, inundation, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, locomote, move, sheep, torrent, travel, wisp

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