Definition of Flock

1. Noun. A church congregation guided by a pastor.

Generic synonyms: Congregation, Faithful, Fold



2. Verb. Move as a crowd or in a group. "Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

3. Noun. A group of birds.
Member holonyms: Bird
Specialized synonyms: Bevy, Covert, Covey, Exaltation, Gaggle, Wisp, Flight
Generic synonyms: Animal Group

4. Verb. Come together as in a cluster or flock. "The crowds flock in the streets"; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"

5. Noun. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent. "A wad of money"

6. Noun. An orderly crowd. "A troop of children"
Exact synonyms: Troop
Generic synonyms: Crowd
Derivative terms: Troop

7. Noun. A group of sheep or goats.
Exact synonyms: Fold
Member holonyms: Sheep
Generic synonyms: Animal Group

Definition of Flock

1. n. 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.

2. v. i. To gather in companies or crowds.

3. v. t. To flock to; to crowd.

4. n. A lock of wool or hair.

5. 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.

Definition of Flock

1. Noun. A large number of birds, especially those gathered together for the purpose of migration. ¹

2. Noun. A large number of animals, especially sheep or goats kept together. ¹

3. Noun. Those served by a particular pastor or shepherd ¹

4. Noun. A large number of people ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To congregate in or head towards a place in large numbers. ¹

6. Noun. Coarse tufts of wool or cotton used in bedding ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To coat a surface with dense fibers or particles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flock

1. to gather or move in a crowd [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Flock

1. To gather in companies or crowds. "Friends daily flock. " (Dryden) Flocking fowl, the greater scaup duck. Origin: Flocked; Flocking. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flock

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Literary usage of Flock

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1. Productive Sheep Husbandry by Walter Castella Coffey (1918)
"There are two methods of establishing the farm flock. One is to begin with a few ewes and through increase of progeny gradually build up in numbers until ..."

2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"The rams used in the flock with these exceptions have all been descended from "Old Jonathan ... In 1903 the flock was transferred from Allendale to Dalmeny. ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1886)
"In the afternoon of the same day, procuring a boat, we rowed toward the flock, which presented a rather remarkable sight, consisting, as it did, ..."

4. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"Who goeth a warfare at his own cost ? who planteth a vineyard and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk ..."

5. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"CHAPTER XI HOW A YOUNG SHEPHERD HAD A PERILOUS flock BLACK was the mouth of Twynham Castle, though a pair of torches burning at the further end of the ..."

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