- The definition of a flock is a group of certain animals like birds, goats and sheep that eat, live and move as a group.
An example of a flock is a group of geese flying in a “v” shape in the sky.
- A flock is defined as a group of followers of a religion or a religious leader.
An example of a flock is the members of a specific church.
- To flock means to group together.
An example of to flock is to wait with a group of people for a famous person’s autograph.
A flock of geese.
flock definition by Webster's New World
- a group of certain animals, as goats or sheep, or of birds, living, feeding, or moving together
- any group, esp. a large one, as the members of a church or the children in a family
Origin: Middle English floc ; from Old English flocc, a troop, band, akin to Old Norse flokkr, probably ; from variant, variety of Indo-European base an unverified form pel-, to pour, fill from source Classical Latin plere, to fill
- a small tuft of wool, cotton, etc.
- wool or cotton waste used to stuff upholstered furniture, mattresses, etc.
- tiny, fine fibers of wool, rayon, etc. applied to a fabric, wallpaper, or the like to form a velvetlike pattern
- floc (sense )
Origin: Middle English flocke ; from Old French floc ; from Classical Latin floccus: see floccus
flock definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A group of animals that live, travel, or feed together.
- A group of people under the leadership of one person, especially the members of a church.
- A large crowd or number: had a flock of questions.
Origin: Middle English flok, from Old English floc.
- A tuft, as of fiber or hair.
- Waste wool or cotton used for stuffing furniture and mattresses.
- An inferior grade of wool added to cloth for extra weight.
- Pulverized wool or felt that is applied to paper, cloth, or metal to produce a texture or pattern.
- See floccule.
- To stuff with waste wool or cotton.
- To texture or pattern with pulverized wool or felt.
Origin: Middle English flok, from Old French floc, from Latin floccus, tuft of wool.