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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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FLOCKnoun

    Etymology: flocc, Saxon.

    She that hath a heart of that fine frame,
    To pay this debt of love but to a brother,
    How will she love when the rich golden shaft
    Hath kill’d the flock of all affections else
    That live in her. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

    The cattle in the fields, and meadows green,
    Those rare and solitary; these in flocks
    Pasturing at once, and in broad herds upsprung. John Milton.

    France has a sheep by her, not only as a sacrifice, but to shew that the riches of the country consisted chiefly in flocks and pasturage. Joseph Addison, on ancient Medals.

    The heathen that had fled out of Judea came to Nicanor by flocks. 2 Mac. xiv. 14.

    A house well furnish’d shall be thine to keep;
    And; for a flock bed, I can sheer my sheep. Dryden.

  2. To Flockverb

    To gather in crowds or large numbers.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Many young gentlemen flock to him every day, and fleet the time carelesly. William Shakespeare, As you like it.

    Upon the return of the ambassadors, the poor of all sorts flocked together to the great master’s house. Richard Knolles, History.

    Others ran flocking out of their houses to the general supplication. 2 Mac. iii. 18.

    Stilpo, when the people flocked about him, and that one said, The people come wondering about you, as if it were to see some strange beast; no, saith he, it is to see a man which Diogenes sought with his lanthorn at noon-day. Francis Bacon.

    Seeing the spirits swelling the nerves cause the arm’s motion, upon its resistance they flock from other parts of the body to overcome it. Kenelm Digby, on Bodies.

    The wits of the town came thither;
    ’Twas strange to see how they flock’d together;
    Each strongly confident of his own way,
    Thought to gain the laurel that day. John Suckling.

    Friends daily flock. John Dryden, Æn.

    The Trojan youth about the captive flock,
    To wonder, or to pity, or to mock. John Denham.

    People do not flock to courts so much for their majesties service, as for making their fortunes. Roger L'Estrange.


  1. flock

    A flock is a group of birds, or sometimes other animals, especially when in flight or gathered together. The term can also refer to a congregation or gathering of people, or to act or move as a group.

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

  2. Flocknoun

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

  3. Flockverb

    to gather in companies or crowds

  4. Flockverb

    to flock to; to crowd

  5. Flocknoun

    a lock of wool or hair

  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

  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

  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

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


  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.]


  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FLOCK

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Flock is ranked #13867 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Flock surname appeared 2,179 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Flock.

    93% or 2,028 total occurrences were White.
    2.7% or 60 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 34 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 27 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.1% or 24 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.2% or 6 total occurrences were Black.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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. Klara Maria Schenk:

    Europe is experiencing the warmest January days ever recorded and communities around the world are grappling with extreme weather events supercharged by the climate crisis, meanwhile, the rich and powerful flock to Davos in ultra-polluting, socially inequitable private jets to discuss climate and inequality behind closed doors.

  2. James Hyland:

    Prices for all egg sizes in all regions across the country are up due to the avian flu and a reduction of the national flock size, which has led to a shortage of eggs.

  3. Latin Proverb:

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

  4. Tabernacle Baptist:

    I want to make sure that were not doing things to hurt our neighbor and I know that those that have been doing the virtual services and the drive-in services have been protecting their flock.

  5. Kelly Smallridge:

    When the governor went after these institutes to come to Florida, we didn’t realize the amount of infrastructure that needed to be in place, you don’t just go and pluck two institutes and put them in a county and expect the industry overall to thrive and for companies to flock here.

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