flock


1flock

noun \ˈfläk\

Definition of FLOCK

1
:  a group of animals (as birds or sheep) assembled or herded together
2
:  a group under the guidance of a leader; especially :  a church congregation
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

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

2flock

verb

Definition of FLOCK

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

First Known Use of FLOCK

14th century

3flock

noun

Definition of FLOCK

1
:  a tuft of wool or cotton fiber
2
:  woolen or cotton refuse used for stuffing furniture and mattresses
3
:  very short or pulverized fiber used especially to form a velvety pattern on cloth or paper or a protective covering on metal
4
:  floc

Origin of FLOCK

Middle English flok, from Anglo-French, from Latin floccus
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, lawn, toile

4flock

verb

Definition of FLOCK

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

First Known Use of FLOCK

1530

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