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Dictionary Definition

flock

Noun

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"; "it must have cost plenty" [syn: batch, 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, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
4 an orderly crowd; "a troop of children" [syn: troop]
5 a group of sheep or goats

Verb

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" [syn: cluster, constellate, clump]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Old English flocc

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A large number of birds, especially gathered together for the purpose of migration.
  2. A large number of sheep kept together
  3. A large number of people
  4. Coarse tufts of wool or cotton used in bedding

Translations

group of birds
  • Czech: hejno
  • Danish: flok g Danish
  • Finnish: parvi
  • French: vol, bande, groupe
  • German: Schwarm
  • Icelandic: flokkur, hópur
  • Italian: stormo
  • Lithuanian: pulkas
  • Polish: stado
  • Portuguese: bando
  • Slovene: jata
  • Swedish: flock
  • Telugu: గుంపు (guMpu)
  • Turkish: sürü
group of sheep
  • Czech: stádo
  • Danish: flok g Danish
  • Finnish: katras, lauma
  • German: Herde
  • Icelandic: hjörð
  • Italian: branco, gregge
  • Kurdish: ڕان
  • Polish: stado
  • Swedish: flock
  • Turkish: sürü
group of people
  • Finnish: lauma
  • German: Herde
  • Icelandic: hópur
  • Italian: folla
  • Swedish: flock , hop, folkmassa
  • Turkish: sürü taboo
tufts of wool or cotton
  • Finnish: vanu

Verb

  1. To congregate in or head towards a place in large numbers.
  2. To coat a surface with dense fibers or particles.

Translations

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

flock
  1. flock of sheep or goats
  2. flock of birds
  3. flock of people
  4. pride of lions
  5. pack of wolves or dogs
  6. pod of whales

Extensive Definition

Flock or The Flock may refer to:
  • Flock, a group of animals, a herd, especially of sheep or goats
  • Flock (birds), a group of birds, either in flight, or while feeding
  • Flock, a large number of people, or a crowd
  • Flock, a Christian congregation
  • Flock, finely powdered fibres used to produce a velvety surface texture: see flocking (texture)
  • Flock, a tuft of wool or cotton fiber, woolen or cotton refuse used for stuffing furniture and mattresses
  • Flock (web browser), a free and open-source web browser based on Mozilla Firefox; also the company developing it
  • Flock (sculpture), a sculpture by Michael Christian
  • The flock (2) system call, used for file locking
  • Flock (album), the third album by Irish band Bell X1
  • The Flock (band), a progressive rock band fronted by violinist Jerry Goodman
  • The Flock (film), a film starring Richard Gere
  • The Flock (novel), a novel by James Robert Smith
  • The Flock, also known as Raven's Nest, a large stable in World Championship Wrestling headed by Raven

See also

flock in German: Flock

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