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Meaning of FLOCK

Pronunciation:  flâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a group of birds
  2. [n]  a group of sheep or goats
  3. [n]  a church congregation guided by a pastor
  4. [n]  an orderly crowd; "a troop of children"
  5. [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"
  6. [v]  come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
  7. [v]  move as a crowd or in a group; "Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears"

FLOCK is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \Flock\, v. t.
    To flock to; to crowd. [Obs.]
          Good fellows, trooping, flocked me so.   --Taylor
  4. \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
  5. \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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a flock of birds in your dream, represents a lack of objectivity in your decision-making and thinking process.
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