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[n] a group of birds
[n] a group of sheep or goats
[n] a church congregation guided by a pastor
[n] an orderly crowd; "a troop of children"
[n] (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"; "it must have cost plenty"
[v] come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
[v] move as a crowd or in a group; "Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears"

Misc. Definitions

\Flock\, n. [AS. flocc flock, company; akin to Icel. flokkr crowd, Sw. flock, Dan. flok; prob. orig. used of flows, and akin to E. fly. See {Fly}.]
1. 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. --Milton. The heathen . . . came to Nicanor by flocks. --2 Macc. xiv. 1
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2. A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge. As half amazed, half frighted all his flock. --Tennyson.
\Flock\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flocked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flocking}.] To gather in companies or crowds. Friends daily flock. --Dryden. {Flocking fowl} (Zo["o]l.), the greater scaup duck.
\Flock\, v. t. To flock to; to crowd. [Obs.] Good fellows, trooping, flocked me so. --Taylor (1609).
\Flock\, n. [OE. flokke; cf. D. vlok, G. flocke, OHG. floccho, Icel. fl[=o]ki, perh. akin to E. flicker, flacker, or cf. L. floccus, F. floc.]
1. A lock of wool or hair. I prythee, Tom, beat Cut's saddle, put a few flocks in the point [pommel]. --Shak.
2. Woolen or cotton refuse (sing. or pl.), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture.
3. 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. {Flock bed}, a bed filled with flocks or locks of coarse wool, or pieces of cloth cut up fine. ``Once a flock bed, but repaired with straw.'' --Pope. {Flock paper}, paper coated with flock fixed with glue or size.
\Flock\, v. t. 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.

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