Meaning of FLOCK in English

I. flock 1 /flɒk $ flɑːk/ BrE AmE noun

[ Sense 1-3: Language: Old English ; Origin: flocc 'crowd' ]

[ Sense 4-5: Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: floc 'piece of wool' , from Latin floccus ]

1 . [countable] a group of sheep, goats, or birds

flock of

a flock of small birds

2 . [countable usually singular] a large group of people SYN crowd

flock of

a flock of children

3 . [countable usually singular] a priest’s flock is the group of people who regularly attend his or her church

4 . [uncountable] small pieces of wool or cotton that are used for filling ↑ cushion s

5 . ( also flocking /ˈflɒkɪŋ $ ˈflaː-/ American English ) [uncountable] a soft substance that is used to make patterns on the surface of ↑ wallpaper , curtains etc

II. flock 2 BrE AmE verb [intransitive always +adverb/preposition]

if people flock to a place, they go there in large numbers because something interesting or exciting is happening there

flock to/into/down etc

People have been flocking to the exhibition.

flock to do something

Tourists flock to see the town’s medieval churches and buildings.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.