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flock

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noun \ˈfläk\

Definition of flock

  1. 1 :  a group of animals (as birds or sheep) assembled or herded together

  2. 2 :  a group under the guidance of a leader; especially :  a church congregation

  3. 3 :  a large number <a flock of tourists>



Origin of flock

Middle English, from Old English flocc crowd, band; akin to Old Norse flokkr crowd, band


First Known Use: 13th century


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flock

verb

Definition of flock

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to gather or move in a flock <they flocked to the beach>



14th Century

First Known Use of flock

14th century


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flock

noun

Definition of flock

  1. 1 :  a tuft of wool or cotton fiber

  2. 2 :  woolen or cotton refuse used for stuffing furniture and mattresses

  3. 3 :  very short or pulverized fiber used especially to form a velvety pattern on cloth or paper or a protective covering on metal

  4. 4 :  floc



Origin of flock

Middle English flok, from Anglo-French, from Latin floccus


First Known Use: 13th century

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flock

verb

Definition of flock

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to fill with flock

  3. 2 :  to decorate with flock



1530

First Known Use of flock

1530


FLOCK Defined for Kids

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flock

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noun \ˈfläk\

Definition of flock

  1. 1 :  a group of animals living or kept together <a flock of geese>

  2. 2 :  a group someone watches over <the minister's flock>

  3. 3 :  a large number <a flock of tourists>




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flock

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verb

Definition of flock

flockedflock·ing

  1. :  to gather or move in a crowd <Scientists … are flocking to the little town of Freedom to see their first living dinosaur … — Oliver Butterworth, The Enormous Egg>





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