Flock, v. t. To flock to; to crowd. [Obs.]
Good fellows, trooping, flocked me so. --Taylor (1609).
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. ∨ 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.
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.
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.
Flock, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flocked p. pr. & vb. n. Flocking.] To gather in companies or crowds.
Friends daily flock. --Dryden.
Flocking fowl Zool., the greater scaup duck.
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.
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"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "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
shrine 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,