Flock Definition

flŏk
flocked, flocking, flocks
noun
A group of certain animals, as goats or sheep, or of birds, living, feeding, or moving together.
Webster's New World
Any group, esp. a large one, as the members of a church or the children in a family.
Webster's New World
A large crowd or number.
A flock of visitors; a flock of questions.
American Heritage
A small tuft of wool, cotton, etc.
Webster's New World
Wool or cotton waste used to stuff upholstered furniture, mattresses, etc.
Webster's New World
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verb
flocked, flocking, flocks
To assemble or travel in a flock or crowd.
Webster's New World
To stuff or decorate with flock.
Webster's New World
To texture or pattern with pulverized wool or felt.
American Heritage

(intransitive) To congregate in or head towards a place in large numbers.

People flocked to the cinema to see the new film.
Wiktionary
To treat a pool with chemicals to remove suspended particles.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Flock

Noun

Singular:
flock
Plural:
flocks

Origin of Flock

  • From Middle English flok (“tuft of wool”), from Old French floc (“tuft of wool”), from Late Latin floccus (“tuft of wool”), probably from Frankish *flokko (“down, wool, flock”), from Proto-Germanic *flukkōn-, *flukkan-, *fluksōn- (“down, flock”), from Proto-Indo-European *plAwək- (“hair, fibres, tuft”). Cognate with Old High German flocko (“down”), Middle Dutch vlocke (“flock”), Norwegian dialectal flugsa (“snowflake”). Other cognate Albanian flokë (“hair”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English flock (“flock”), from Old English flocc (“flock, company, troop”), from Proto-Germanic *flukkaz, *flakka- (“crowd, troop”). Cognate with Middle Low German vlocke (“crowd, flock”), Old Norse flokkr (“crowd, troop, band, flock”). Perhaps related to Old English folc (“crowd, troop, band”). More at folk.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English flok from Old French floc from Latin floccus tuft of wool

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English flok from Old English floc

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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