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flock

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noun \ ˈfläk \

Definition of flock

1 :a group of animals (such 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 and Etymology of flock

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


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flock

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


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flock

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 and Etymology of flock

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

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flock

verb

Definition of flock

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

First Known Use of flock

1530


FLOCK Defined for Kids

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flock

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noun \ ˈfläk \

Definition of flock for Students

1 :a group of animals living or kept together
  • a flock of geese
2 :a group someone watches over
  • the minister's flock
3 :a large number
  • a flock of tourists

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flock

verb

Definition of flock for Students

flocked; flocking
: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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