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English Dictionary: flock by the DICT Development Group
6 results for flock
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a church congregation guided by a pastor
  2. a group of birds
  3. (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"
    Synonym(s): batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
  4. an orderly crowd; "a troop of children"
    Synonym(s): troop, flock
  5. a group of sheep or goats
    Synonym(s): flock, fold
  1. move as a crowd or in a group; "Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears"
  2. come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
    Synonym(s): cluster, constellate, flock, clump
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flock \Flock\, v. t.
      To flock to; to crowd. [Obs.]
               Good fellows, trooping, flocked me so.   --Taylor

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flock \Flock\, n. [OE. flokke; cf. D. vlok, G. flocke, OHG.
      floccho, Icel. fl[omac]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. [bd]Once a flock
            bed, but repaired with straw.[b8] --Pope.
      {Flock paper}, paper coated with flock fixed with glue or

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flock \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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[94]l.), the greater scaup duck.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flock \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.
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