Meaning of FLOCK in English

I. ˈfläk noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English flocc crowd, band; akin to Old Norse flokkr crowd, band

Date: 13th century

1. : a group of animals (as birds or sheep) assembled or herded together

2. : a group under the guidance of a leader ; especially : a church congregation

3. : a large number

a flock of tourists

II. intransitive verb

Date: 14th century

: to gather or move in a flock

they flock ed to the beach

III. noun

Etymology: Middle English flok, from Anglo-French, from Latin floccus

Date: 13th century

1. : a tuft of wool or cotton fiber

2. : woolen or cotton refuse used for stuffing furniture and mattresses

3. : very short or pulverized fiber used especially to form a velvety pattern on cloth or paper or a protective covering on metal

4. : floc

IV. transitive verb

Date: 1530

1. : to fill with flock

2. : to decorate with flock

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.