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;
- Example: "a batch of letters"
- Example: "a deal of trouble"
- Example: "a lot of money"
- Example: "he made a mint on the stock market"
- Example: "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
- Example: "it must have cost plenty"
- Example: "a slew of journalists"
- Example: "a wad of money"
[syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad]
4. an orderly crowd;
- Example: "a troop of children"
[syn: troop, flock]
5. a group of sheep or goats;
[syn: flock, fold]
1. move as a crowd or in a group;
- Example: "Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears"
2. come together as in a cluster or flock;
- Example: "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
[syn: cluster, constellate, flock, clump]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flock \Flock\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flocked; p. pr. & vb. n. Flocking.] To gather in companies or crowds. [1913 Webster] Friends daily flock. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Flocking fowl (Zool.), the greater scaup duck. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flock \Flock\, v. t. To flock to; to crowd. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Good fellows, trooping, flocked me so. --Taylor (1609). [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] I prythee, Tom, beat Cut's saddle, put a few flocks in the point [pommel]. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] The heathen . . . came to Nicanor by flocks. --2 Macc. xiv. 14. [1913 Webster] 2. A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge. [1913 Webster] As half amazed, half frighted all his flock. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
130 Moby Thesaurus words for "flock": a mass of, a world of, army, assemble, assembly, band, band together, bang, bangs, bevy, body, brethren, bunch, charm, chip, churchgoers, class, cloud, cluster, clutter, cohue, collect, collection, colony, come together, company, congregate, congregation, convoy, covey, crowd, crush, dandruff, deluge, drift, drive, drove, fetlock, flake, fleck, fleet, flight, floccule, flocculus, flocks, flood, fold, forelock, fringe, gaggle, galaxy, gam, gang, gather, gathering, go, go together, group, hail, heap, herd, herd together, hive, horde, host, jam, kennel, laity, large amount, laymen, legion, litter, lots, many, mass, masses of, meet, minyan, mob, muchness, multitude, murmuration, nest, nonclerics, nonordained persons, number, numbers, pack, panoply, paring, parish, parishioners, people, plague, plurality, pod, pour, press, pride, quantities, quantity, quiff, quite a few, rabble, rout, ruck, scale, school, scores, scurf, seculars, set, shaving, sheep, shoal, skein, skulk, sloth, society, spate, spring, swarm, throng, tidy sum, trip, troop, troupe, tuft, watch, worlds of