Meaning of flock


Pronunciation: (flok), [key]
— n.
  1. a number of animals of one kind, esp. sheep, goats, or birds, that keep or feed together or are herded together.
  2. a large number of people; crowd.
  3. a large group of things: a flock of letters to answer.
  4. (in New Testament and ecclesiastical use)
    1. the Christian church in relation to Christ.
    2. a single congregation in relation to its pastor.
  5. a band or company of persons.
  1. to gather or go in a flock or crowd: They flocked around the football hero.


Pronunciation: (flok), [key]
— n.
  1. a lock or tuft of wool, hair, cotton, etc.
  2. wool refuse, shearings of cloth, old cloth torn to pieces, or the like, for upholstering furniture, stuffing mattresses, etc.
  3. Also called finely powdered wool, cloth, etc., used for producing a velvetlike pattern on wallpaper or cloth or for coating metal.
  4. floc (def. 1).
  1. to stuff with flock, as a mattress.
  2. to decorate or coat with flock, as wallpaper, cloth, or metal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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