Flock

Definition of Flock

n.1.A company or collection of living creatures; - especially applied to sheep and birds, rarely to persons or (except in the plural) to cattle and other large animals; as, a flock of ravenous fowl.
The heathen . . . came to Nicanor by flocks.
- 2 Macc. xiv. 14.
2.A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge.
As half amazed, half frighted all his flock.
- Tennyson.
v. i.1.To gather in companies or crowds.
[imp. & p. p. Flocked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flocking.]
Friends daily flock.
- Dryden.
Flocking fowl
(Zool.) the greater scaup duck.
v. t.1.To flock to; to crowd.
Good fellows, trooping, flocked me so.
- Taylor (1609).
n.1.A lock of wool or hair.
I prythee, Tom, beat Cut's saddle, put a few flocks in the point [pommel].
- Shak.
2.Woolen or cotton refuse (sing. or pl.), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture.
3.Very fine, sifted, woolen refuse, especially that from shearing the nap of cloths, used as a coating for wall paper to give it a velvety or clothlike appearance; also, the dust of vegetable fiber used for a similar purpose.
Flock bed
a bed filled with flocks or locks of coarse wool, or pieces of cloth cut up fine.
Flock paper
paper coated with flock fixed with glue or size.
- Pope.
v. t.1.To coat with flock, as wall paper; to roughen the surface of (as glass) so as to give an appearance of being covered with fine flock.

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