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Definition 1: a group of birds - [noun denoting group]

(flock is a kind of ...) a group of animals

(... is a kind of flock ) a flock of birds (especially when gathered close together on the ground)

"we were visited at breakfast by a bevy of excited ducks"

(... is a kind of flock ) a flock of coots

(... is a kind of flock ) a small flock of grouse or partridge

(... is a kind of flock ) a flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead)

(... is a kind of flock ) a flock of geese

(... is a kind of flock ) a flock of snipe

(... is a kind of flock ) a flock of flying birds

(flock is a member of ...) warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

Definition 2: a group of sheep or goats - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for flock in the sense of this definition

(flock is a kind of ...) a group of animals

(flock is a member of ...) woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat

Definition 3: a church congregation guided by a pastor - [noun denoting group]

(flock is a kind of ...) a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

Definition 4: an orderly crowd - [noun denoting group]

Samples where flock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a troop of children

Synonyms for flock in the sense of this definition

(flock is a kind of ...) a large number of things or people considered together

"a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"

Definition 5: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where flock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a batch of letters
  • a deal of trouble
  • a lot of money
  • he made a mint on the stock market
  • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
  • it must have cost plenty
  • a slew of journalists
  • a wad of money

Synonyms for flock in the sense of this definition

(flock is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of flock ) an overwhelming number or amount

"a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"

(... is a kind of flock ) a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

Definition 6: come together as in a cluster or flock - [verb of motion]

Samples where flock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The poets constellate in this town every summer

Synonyms for flock in the sense of this definition

(flock is a kind of ...) collect in one place

"We assembled in the church basement" "Let's gather in the dining room"

(... is a kind of flock ) crowd or draw together

"let's huddle together--it's cold!"

(... is a kind of flock ) form into a bunch

"The frightened children bunched together in the corner of the classroom"

Definition 7: move as a crowd or in a group - [verb of motion]

Samples where flock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears

(flock is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

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