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Definitions of flock

  1. ( 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"
  2. come together as in a cluster or flock; " The poets constellate in this town every summer"
  3. move as a crowd or in a group; " Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears"
  4. a group of birds
  5. a group of sheep or goats
  6. a church congregation guided by a pastor
  7. an orderly crowd; " a troop of children"
  8. A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge.
  9. To gather in companies or crowds.
  10. To flock to; to crowd.
  11. A lock of wool or hair.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Woolen or cotton refuse ( sing. pl.), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture.
  16. A company or collection of sheep, birds, etc.; a congregation; crowd; a lock of wool; fiberlike material used for stuffing upholstery or cushions, etc.
  17. To come together in a crowd; assemble.
  18. A flight of birds sitting on the ground; a company; a Christian congregation.
  19. To gather in flocks or in crowds.
  20. A lock of wool.
  21. A company of birds, sheep, & c.; lock, as of wool.
  22. To gather in a crowd; throng.
  23. To assemble; congregate.
  24. A company or herd of animals, as sheep or birds.
  25. A congregation, church, or parish.
  26. An assemblage or collection of birds, sheep, or small animals; a congregation, as under a pastor.
  27. A company or collection, as of sheep or birds; a lock or flake of wool; a Christian congregation in relation to their pastor.
  28. To gather in flocks or crowds; to crowd together.
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Quotes of flock

  1. Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. – Winston Churchill
  2. We have an uncanny ability to make birds do what we want them to do. In Blood Simple there's a shot from the bumper of a car and it's going up this road and a huge flock of birds takes off at the perfect moment. – Joel Coen
  3. I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side, and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have undertaken this government. – Oliver Cromwell
  4. If you've been told all your life that you're good -looking, people just flock around you and you never really have to try or have to learn an interesting craft, skill or hobby- or even have depth. – Brittany Daniel
  5. It is the poor man who'll ever count his flock – Ovid
  6. I am only a sparrow amongst a great flock of sparrows. – Evita Peron
  7. Eagles don't flock you have to find them one at a time. – Ross Perot
  8. Another night I dreamed I heard heavenly music sounding in my ears, and a flock of sheep was gathering round it. When the music ceased, the sheep leaped for joy, and ran together, shaking their heads; and one shook his head almost off, and seemed to have nothing but ears. – Joanna Southcott
  9. All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome. – Tacitus
  10. Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together. – John Webster
  11. I knew I was going from the flock of Christ and had no resolution to return, hence serious reflections were uneasy to me, and youthful vanities and diversions were my greatest pleasure. – John Woolman

Usage examples for flock

  1. Link could not understand why the same wit which sent Chum half a mile, of his own accord, in search of one missing sheep out of the entire flock should not tell him that a fire is kept alive by the putting of wood on it. – His Dog by Albert Payson Terhune
  2. But he had his work, which was to look after the flock when the shepherd's services were required elsewhere; an easy task for him on his horse, especially in summer when for long hours the sheep would stand motionless on the plain. – Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson
  3. The fresh flock will come. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. O mountains, pure and holy, give me a song, a strong and holy song to bless my flock and bring the rain! – Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie
  5. " Keep ye all together in one flock cried the father and mother, " and don't chatter so much- it will take away your breath." – The Sand-Hills of Jutland by Hans Christian Andersen
  6. Of course the sweetheart was a crow, for one crow always finds out another, and birds of a feather flock together. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  7. The whole flock young and old, were filled with a wish to help the girl. – Stories of Birds by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
  8. He also knows how to bring down a flock of birds with a single stone. – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
  9. She strained her eyes down the road, this way, that way; not a sign of the little flock was visible in any direction. – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
  10. We don't want to do an old pal any harm, and when you wake up in the morning and find the flock some twenty short, of course you won't have any idea what has come of them. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  11. For people are to an extent like a flock of sheep; they give way to panic very quickly. – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  12. And then the whole flock cried, And for me? – A Flock of Girls and Boys by Nora Perry
  13. When he had gone to sleep a flock of sheep had been lying near him on the grass. – The Little Hunchback Zia by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  14. Came there by the cot one day Quite a numerous flock of sheep. – The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects by Thomas Cowherd
  15. He was Bishop of Hippo, but a bishop almost without a flock in comparison with the rival community of Donatists. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  16. They rose in a flock and bent their way immediately in the direction of home. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  17. The trumpet said that a million once lost in Mexico was returned, with a small flock of other millions; for a mine, in which it was sunk, had burst forth with a stony stream of silver. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  18. Not that Mr. Flint was a wolf in sheep's clothing; he played the part of sheep, but he needed no disguise for his performance; he merely lived up to a sort of flock mind consciousness where women were concerned. – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  19. We have our pastor priests; but do they feed the flock – The Secret Chamber at Chad by Evelyn Everett-Green
  20. Under the ideal system of competition which we studied in Chapter X., we found that all occupations were competing with each other; so that if, from any cause, one calling became especially profitable, men would flock to it and bring down the profits to a normal point. – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker

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