The word flock refers to a group of animals, like birds or sheep, that have congregated together. The flock of pigeons at the park is so tame that they'll eat right out of your hand.

You can also use flock to mean a congregation of people, like a flock of children at the zoo, or a group of people belonging to a church. As a verb, flock means to gather together as a flock or to move together in a group. You and your friends might flock to the mall when you learn that your favorite singer will be there signing autographs.

Definitions of flock
  1. noun
    a group of birds
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    a flock of birds (especially when gathered close together on the ground)
    a flock of coots
    a small flock of grouse or partridge
    a flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead)
    a flock of geese
    a flock of snipe
    a flock of flying birds
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    animal group
    a group of animals
  2. noun
    a group of sheep or goats
    synonyms: fold
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    type of:
    animal group
    a group of animals
  3. noun
    (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    synonyms: batch, deal, 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
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    barrage, deluge, flood, flurry, inundation, torrent
    an overwhelming number or amount
    a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
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    large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
  4. noun
    an orderly crowd
    synonyms: troop
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    a large number of things or people considered together
  5. verb
    come together as in a cluster or flock
    synonyms: clump, cluster, constellate
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    huddle, huddle together
    crowd or draw together
    bunch, bunch together, bunch up
    form into a bunch
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    assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet
    collect in one place
  6. verb
    move as a crowd or in a group
    “Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears”
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    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  7. noun
    a church congregation guided by a pastor
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    congregation, faithful, fold
    a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church or place of worship
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