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flock


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flock  \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.  14. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flock  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flock  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flock  \Flock\,  v.  t. 
  To  flock  to  to  crowd.  [Obs.] 
 
  Good  fellows,  trooping,  flocked  me  so  --Taylor 
  (1609). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flock  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flock 
  n  1:  a  church  congregation  guided  by  a  pastor 
  2:  a  group  of  birds 
  3:  (often  followed  by  `of')  a  large  number  or  amount  or  extent: 
  "a  batch  of  letters";  "a  deal  of  trouble";  "a  lot  of 
  money";  "it  must  have  cost  plenty"  [syn:  {batch},  {deal}, 
  {good  deal},  {great  deal},  {hatful},  {heap},  {lot},  {mass}, 
  {mess},  {mickle},  {mint},  {muckle},  {peck},  {pile},  {plenty}, 
  {pot},  {quite  a  little},  {raft},  {sight},  {slew},  {spate}, 
  {stack},  {tidy  sum},  {wad},  {whole  lot},  {whole  slew}] 
  4:  an  orderly  crowd;  "a  troop  of  children"  [syn:  {troop}] 
  5:  a  group  of  sheep  or  goats 
  v  1:  move  as  a  crowd  or  in  a  group  "Tourists  flocked  to  the 
  schrine  where  the  statue  was  said  to  have  shed  tears" 
  2:  come  together  as  in  a  cluster  or  flock;  "The  poets 
  constellate  in  this  town  every  summer"  [syn:  {cluster},  {constellate}, 
  {clump}] 




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