What does flock mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flocknoun

    a church congregation guided by a pastor

  2. flocknoun

    a group of birds

  3. 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, wadnoun

    (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"

  4. troop, flocknoun

    an orderly crowd

    "a troop of children"

  5. flock, foldverb

    a group of sheep or goats

  6. flockverb

    move as a crowd or in a group

    "Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears"

  7. cluster, constellate, flock, clumpverb

    come together as in a cluster or flock

    "The poets constellate in this town every summer"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flocknoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. flokke; cf. D. vlok, G. flocke, OHG. floccho, Icel. flki, perh. akin to E. flicker, flacker, or cf. L. floccus, F. floc.]

  2. Flocknoun

    a Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge

    Etymology: [OE. flokke; cf. D. vlok, G. flocke, OHG. floccho, Icel. flki, perh. akin to E. flicker, flacker, or cf. L. floccus, F. floc.]

  3. Flockverb

    to gather in companies or crowds

    Etymology: [OE. flokke; cf. D. vlok, G. flocke, OHG. floccho, Icel. flki, perh. akin to E. flicker, flacker, or cf. L. floccus, F. floc.]

  4. Flockverb

    to flock to; to crowd

    Etymology: [OE. flokke; cf. D. vlok, G. flocke, OHG. floccho, Icel. flki, perh. akin to E. flicker, flacker, or cf. L. floccus, F. floc.]

  5. Flocknoun

    a lock of wool or hair

    Etymology: [OE. flokke; cf. D. vlok, G. flocke, OHG. floccho, Icel. flki, perh. akin to E. flicker, flacker, or cf. L. floccus, F. floc.]

  6. Flocknoun

    woolen or cotton refuse (sing. / pl.), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture

    Etymology: [OE. flokke; cf. D. vlok, G. flocke, OHG. floccho, Icel. flki, perh. akin to E. flicker, flacker, or cf. L. floccus, F. floc.]

  7. Flock

    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

    Etymology: [OE. flokke; cf. D. vlok, G. flocke, OHG. floccho, Icel. flki, perh. akin to E. flicker, flacker, or cf. L. floccus, F. floc.]

  8. Flockverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. flokke; cf. D. vlok, G. flocke, OHG. floccho, Icel. flki, perh. akin to E. flicker, flacker, or cf. L. floccus, F. floc.]

Freebase

  1. Flock

    Flock was a web browser that specialized in providing social networking and Web 2.0 facilities built into its user interface. Earlier versions of Flock used the Gecko HTML rendering engine by Mozilla. Version 2.6.2, released in July 2010, was the last version based on Mozilla Firefox. Starting with version 3, Flock was based on Chromium and so used the WebKit rendering engine. Flock was available as a free download, and supported Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms. Support for Flock was discontinued in April 2011. A year later in April 2012 the old Flock website was back and carried a vague indication that the project might be resurrected, inviting readers to add themselves to a mailing list to receive future news. As of April 2013 the site redirected to another business, indicating that the resurrection of the web browser did not occur.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flock

    flok, n. a company of animals, as sheep, birds, &c.: a company generally: a Christian congregation.—v.i. to gather in flocks or in crowds.—n. Flock′-mas′ter, an owner or overseer of a flock. [A.S. flocc, a flock, a company; Ice. flokkr.]

  2. Flock

    flok, n. a lock of wool.—n. Floccillā′tion, a delirious picking of the bed-clothes by a patient.—adjs. Floc′cose, woolly; Floc′cūlar; Floc′cūlate.—n. Floc′cūlence.—adj. Floc′cūlent, woolly, flaky.—ns. Floc′cūlus, a small flock or tuft: a small lobe of the inferior surface of the cerebellum; Floc′cus, a flock or tuft of wool or wool-like hairs: the downy plumage of unfledged birds:—pl. Flocci (flok′si); Flock′-bed, a bed stuffed with flock or refuse wool; Flock′-pā′per, wall-paper covered with a rough surface formed of flock.—adj. Flock′y. [O. Fr. floc—L. floccus, a lock of wool.]

CrunchBase

  1. Flock

    Flock is a free web browser built on the Mozilla Firefox architecture. Flock aggregates social networks, social media, webmail and related tools within the browser interface. With these tools you can keep your friends and media with you while you browse, and interaction with and between them is as simple as drag and drop. Flock has 23 services integrated, including Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, and Digg. Along with these service integrations, Flock’s built-in blog editor and photo uploader deliver a whole browsing experience that is unparalleled by conventional browsers.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flock' in Nouns Frequency: #2926

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flock in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of flock in a Sentence

  1. Latin Proverb:

    It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin it.

  2. Kevin Appleby:

    Based on the church teaching and history, the bishops have always been committed to immigration, but... in this particular era, where Donald Trump has taken an anti immigrant position, they feel that their flock is being threatened and therefore their responses are more frequent and more exact against some of Donald Trump policies.

  3. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

  4. Ken Rosenfeld:

    We will return the apostle to his flock, five million faithful stand behind a wrongly accused man.

  5. Polish Proverb:

    Eagles fly alone, but sheep flock together.

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