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flock 1

 (flŏk)
n.
1. A group of animals that live, travel, or feed together.
2. A group of people under the leadership of one person, especially the members of a church.
3. A large crowd or number: a flock of visitors; a flock of questions. See Synonyms at crowd1.
intr.v. flocked, flock·ing, flocks
To gather or travel in a flock or crowd.

[Middle English flok, from Old English floc.]

flock 2

 (flŏk)
n.
1. A tuft, as of fiber or hair.
2. Waste wool or cotton used for stuffing furniture and mattresses.
3. Pulverized wool or felt that is applied to paper, cloth, or metal to produce a texture or pattern.
4. See floccule.
tr.v. flocked, flock·ing, flocks
1. To stuff with waste wool or cotton.
2. To texture or pattern with pulverized wool or felt.

[Middle English flok, from Old French floc, from Latin floccus, tuft of wool.]

flock

(flɒk)
n (sometimes functioning as plural)
1. a group of animals of one kind, esp sheep or birds
2. a large number of people; crowd
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a body of Christians regarded as the pastoral charge of a priest, a bishop, the pope, etc
4. rare a band of people; group
vb (intr)
5. to gather together or move in a flock
6. to go in large numbers: people flocked to the church.
[Old English flocc; related to Old Norse flokkr crowd, Middle Low German vlocke]

flock

(flɒk)
n
1. a tuft, as of wool, hair, cotton, etc
2. (Furniture)
a. waste from fabrics such as cotton, wool, or other cloth used for stuffing mattresses, upholstered chairs, etc
b. (as modifier): flock mattress.
3. (Textiles) very small tufts of wool applied to fabrics, wallpaper, etc, to give a raised pattern
4. (Chemistry) another word for floccule
vb
(tr) to fill, cover, or ornament with flock
[C13: from Old French floc, from Latin floccus; probably related to Old High German floccho down, Norwegian flugsa snowflake]
ˈflocky adj

flock1

(flɒk)

n.
1. an assemblage of animals, esp. sheep, goats, or birds, that live, travel, or feed together.
2. a large group of people or things: flocks of sightseers.
3. a single congregation in relation to its pastor.
v.i.
4. to gather or go in a flock: They flocked around the football hero.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English floc; c. Old Norse flokkr]
flock′less, adj.
usage: See collective noun.

flock2

(flɒk)

n.
1. a tuft of wool, hair, cotton, etc.
2. (sometimes used with a pl. v.) wool refuse, shearings of cloth, or old cloth torn to pieces.
3. Also called flocking. (sometimes used with a pl. v.) finely powdered wool or cloth used for producing a velvetlike pattern on wallpaper.
v.t.
4. to stuff with flock.
5. to decorate or coat with flock.
[1250–1300; Middle English flok < Old French floc < Latin floccus tuft of wool]
flock′y, adj. flock•i•er, flock•i•est.

Flock

 a company of people, birds, or animals; a group of Christians who worship together. See also bevy, drove.
Examples: flock of acquaintances; of affections, 1601; of auks [at sea]; of bats; of birds; of bitterns; of bustards; of camels, 1839; of Christians; of coots; of cotton, 1756; of cranes; of ducks [flying in a line]; of elephants, 1614; of fish, 1480; of friends; of geese [on the ground], 1596; of goats; of hens, 1690; of interpreters, 1581; of lice; of pamphlets, 1642; of parrots; of prophets; of seals; of sheep, 1340; of ships [book title by B. Callison]; of swifts; of wool, 1440.

flock


Past participle: flocked
Gerund: flocking

Imperative
flock
flock
Present
I flock
you flock
he/she/it flocks
we flock
you flock
they flock
Preterite
I flocked
you flocked
he/she/it flocked
we flocked
you flocked
they flocked
Present Continuous
I am flocking
you are flocking
he/she/it is flocking
we are flocking
you are flocking
they are flocking
Present Perfect
I have flocked
you have flocked
he/she/it has flocked
we have flocked
you have flocked
they have flocked
Past Continuous
I was flocking
you were flocking
he/she/it was flocking
we were flocking
you were flocking
they were flocking
Past Perfect
I had flocked
you had flocked
he/she/it had flocked
we had flocked
you had flocked
they had flocked
Future
I will flock
you will flock
he/she/it will flock
we will flock
you will flock
they will flock
Future Perfect
I will have flocked
you will have flocked
he/she/it will have flocked
we will have flocked
you will have flocked
they will have flocked
Future Continuous
I will be flocking
you will be flocking
he/she/it will be flocking
we will be flocking
you will be flocking
they will be flocking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flocking
you have been flocking
he/she/it has been flocking
we have been flocking
you have been flocking
they have been flocking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flocking
you will have been flocking
he/she/it will have been flocking
we will have been flocking
you will have been flocking
they will have been flocking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flocking
you had been flocking
he/she/it had been flocking
we had been flocking
you had been flocking
they had been flocking
Conditional
I would flock
you would flock
he/she/it would flock
we would flock
you would flock
they would flock
Past Conditional
I would have flocked
you would have flocked
he/she/it would have flocked
we would have flocked
you would have flocked
they would have flocked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flock - a church congregation guided by a pastor
congregation, faithful, fold - a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
2.flock - a group of birds
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
bevy - a flock of birds (especially when gathered close together on the ground); "we were visited at breakfast by a bevy of excited ducks"
covert - a flock of coots
covey - a small flock of grouse or partridge
exaltation - a flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead)
gaggle - a flock of geese
wisp - a flock of snipe
animal group - a group of animals
flight - a flock of flying birds
3.flock - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extentflock - (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"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
4.flock - an orderly crowdflock - an orderly crowd; "a troop of children"
crowd - a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
5.flock - a group of sheep or goats
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
animal group - a group of animals
Verb1.flock - move as a crowd or in a group; "Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
2.flock - come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
huddle, huddle together - crowd or draw together; "let's huddle together--it's cold!"
bunch, bunch together, bunch up - form into a bunch; "The frightened children bunched together in the corner of the classroom"
foregather, forgather, gather, assemble, meet - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"

flock

noun
1. herd, group, flight, drove, colony, gaggle, skein They kept a small flock of sheep.
verb
1. stream, crowd, mass, swarm, throng The public have flocked to the show.
2. gather, group, crowd, mass, collect, assemble, herd, huddle, converge, throng, congregate, troop The crowds flocked around her.

flock

noun
1. An enormous number of persons gathered together:
2. A very large number of things grouped together:
verb
To congregate, as around a person:
Translations
سِرْبيَتَوافَد، يَذْهَبون معا في جماعات
ято
stádohejnoshromáždit se
flokgå i flokmyldresværm
ŝafaro
laumapäällystääparvivanukatras
jatostado
nyájösszesereglikpamatpiheraj
flokkurflykkjast, hópasthjörî, flokkurhópur
群れ
무리
bandabūriais eitibūriais rinktispulkas
barsdrūzmētiesganāmpulkspulcēties
jatačreda
јато
flockfolkmassahop
เฮฝูงฝูงสัตว์หมู่
sürüakın akın gitmekakın etmek
đàn

flock

1 [flɒk]
A. N [of sheep, goats] → rebaño m; [of birds] → bandada f; [of people] → tropel m, multitud f (Rel) → grey f, rebaño m
they came in flocksacudieron en tropel
B. VI (= move in numbers) → ir en tropel
they flocked to the stationfueron en tropel hacia la estación
to flock around sbapiñarse en torno a algn
to flock togethercongregarse, reunirse

flock

2 [flɒk] N (= wool) → borra f

flock

[ˈflɒk]
n
[sheep] → troupeau m
a flock of sheep → un troupeau de moutons
[birds] → vol m
a flock of birds → un vol d'oiseaux
[people] → foule f
a flock of → une foule de
flocks of journalists → une foule de journalistes
vi
to flock to sth → venir en masse à qch
to flock to see sth → affluer pour voir qch

flock

1
n
(of sheep, geese, also Eccl) → Herde f; (of birds)Schwarm m, → Schar f
(of people)Schar f, → Haufen m (inf)
viin Scharen kommen; to flock inhineinströmen or -drängen; to flock outhinausströmen or -drängen; to flock around somebodysich um jdn scharen or drängen

flock

2
n (Tex) → Flocke f

flock

[flɒk]
1. n (of sheep) (also Rel) → gregge m; (of birds) → stormo; (of people) → stuolo, folla
2. vi (crowd) → affollarsi, ammassarsi
to flock around sb → affollarsi intorno a qn

flock

(flok) noun
a number of certain animals or birds together. a flock of sheep.
verb
(with to, ~into etc) to gather or go somewhere together in a group or crowd. People flocked to the cinema.

flock

سِرْب stádo flok Herde κοπάδι rebaño lauma troupeau stado gregge 群れ 무리 kudde flokk stado rebanho стая flock ฝูงสัตว์ sürü đàn
References in classic literature ?
They are growing more thick every instant, Here is a flock that the eye cannot see the end of.
After performance of this pious rite Haita unbarred the gate of the fold and with a cheerful mind drove his flock afield, eating his morning meal of curds and oat cake as he went, occasionally pausing to add a few berries, cold with dew, or to drink of the waters that came away from the hills to join the stream in the middle of the valley and be borne along with it, he knew not whither.
3] When riding, it is a common thing to meet a large flock of sheep guarded by one or two dogs, at the distance of some miles from any house or man.
Eagerly and with shouts drove they their flock over their foot-bridge; as if there were but one foot-bridge to the future
You will now come to the Thrinacian island, and here you will see many herds of cattle and flocks of sheep belonging to the sun-god--seven herds of cattle and seven flocks of sheep, with fifty head in each flock.
According to the tradition, Gyges was a shepherd in the service of the king of Lydia; there was a great storm, and an earthquake made an opening in the earth at the place where he was feeding his flock.
As the front ranks must meet with the greatest abundance, and the rear ranks must have scanty pickings, the instant a rank finds itself the hindmost, it rises in the air, flies over the whole flock and takes its place in the advance.
If Numa had planned, he had planned well, for scarcely had he reached his position when the door opened and a herder's head was projected into the enclosure, the fellow evidently seeking an explanation of the disturbance among his flock.
And Curdken said, 'When we go in the morning through the dark gate with our flock of geese, she cries and talks with the head of a horse that hangs upon the wall, and says:
She dips her rim, She sinks, she founders in the mist; and still The stream flows on, and to the insatiate sea Hurries her white-wave flocks innumerable In never-ending tale.
1-9) I sing of Cyllenian Hermes, the Slayer of Argus, lord of Cyllene and Arcadia rich in flocks, luck-bringing messenger of the deathless gods.
Every other day, these troops were marched out in martial array, to a level piece of ground in the vicinity, and there for hours went through all sorts of military evolutions, surrounded by flocks of the natives, who looked on with savage admiration at the show, and as savage a hatred of the actors.