Meaning of FLOCK in English

~ 1

■ noun

1》 a number of birds moving or resting together.

↘a number of domestic animals, especially sheep, goats, or geese, that are kept together.

2》 ( a ~/~s ) a large number or crowd.

3》 a Christian congregation under the charge of a particular minister.

■ verb

1》 congregate in a ~.

2》 move or go together in a crowd.


OE flocc (in the sense 'a band or body of people'), of unknown origin.


~ 2

■ noun

1》 a soft material for stuffing cushions and quilts, made of wool refuse or torn-up cloth.

↘powdered wool or cloth, used in making ~ wallpaper.

2》 a lock or tuft of wool or cotton.


~y adjective


ME: from OFr. floc , from L. floccus (see floccus ).

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