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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
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The fire from the distant part of the field had driven a single pigeon below the flock to which it belonged, and, frightened with the constant reports of the muskets, it was approaching the spot where the disputants stood, darting first from One side and then to the other, cutting the air with the swiftness of lightning, and making a noise with its wings not unlike the rushing of a bullet.
Take care and fire low, boys, and you’ll be sure to hull the flock.”
Some millions of pigeons were supposed to have already passed, that morning, over the valley of Templeton; but nothing like the flock that was now approaching had been seen before.
On receiving this united discharge of small-arms, the front of the flock darted upward, while, at the same instant, myriads of those in the rear rushed with amazing rapidity into their places, so that, when the column of white smoke gushed from the mouth of the little cannon, an accumulated mass of objects was gliding over its point of direction.
During the presence of these monarchs of the air, the flocks of migrating birds avoided crossing the plain of ice by turning into the hills, apparently seeking the protection of the forests, while the white and bald heads of the tenants of the lake were turned upward, with a look of contempt.
"Because," she said, "thou didst thy duty by the flock, and didst not forget to thank Hastur for staying the wolves of the night, I am come to thee again.
From this education it has no wish to leave the flock, and just as another dog will defend its master, man, so will these the sheep.
The minute, however, the latter has reached the flock, he turns round and begins to bark, and then all the house-dogs take very quickly to their heels.
Verily, those shepherds also were still of the flock!
Then he went into the field, and hid himself in a bush by the meadow's side; and he soon saw with his own eyes how they drove the flock of geese; and how, after a little time, she let down her hair that glittered in the sun.
Now the shepherds met together, according to custom, that they might send their monthly report about the flocks to the king; into their assembly he came having the ring on his finger, and as he was sitting among them he chanced to turn the collet of the ring inside his hand, when instantly he became invisible to the rest of the company and they began to speak of him as if he were no longer present.
At intervals there are gates through which the flocks are turned on to the grazing land south of the city during the daytime.