flock

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.

Primary Meanings of flock

1.
nv
a group of birds
come together as in a cluster or flock
2.
n
a church congregation guided by a pastor
Full Definitions of flock
1

n a group of birds

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bevy
a flock of birds (especially when gathered close together on the ground)
covert
a flock of coots
covey
a small flock of grouse or partridge
exaltation
a flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead)
gaggle
a flock of geese
wisp
a flock of snipe
flight
a flock of flying birds
Type of:
animal group
a group of animals

n a group of sheep or goats

Synonyms:
fold
Type of:
animal group
a group of animals

n (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
Types:
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent
an overwhelming number or amount
haymow
a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Type of:
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

n an orderly crowd

Synonyms:
troop
Type of:
crowd
a large number of things or people considered together

v come together as in a cluster or flock

Synonyms:
clump, cluster, constellate
Types:
huddle, huddle together
crowd or draw together
bunch, bunch together, bunch up
form into a bunch
Type of:
assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet
collect in one place

v move as a crowd or in a group

“Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears”
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
2

n a church congregation guided by a pastor

Type of:
congregation, faithful, fold
a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

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