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Definition of "flock" []

  • A group of animals that live, travel, or feed together. (noun)
  • A group of people under the leadership of one person, especially the members of a church. (noun)
  • A large crowd or number: had a flock of questions. (noun)
  • To congregate or travel in a flock or crowd. (verb-intransitive)
  • A tuft, as of fiber or hair. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flock" in a sentence
  • "There appeared to be an unusual number of peacocks about the place, and I was making some remarks upon what I termed a flock of them, that were basking under a sunny wall, when"
  • "I was making some remarks upon what I termed a flock of them, that were basking under a sunny wall, when I was gently corrected in my phraseology by Master Simon, who told me that, according to the most ancient and approved treatise on hunting, I must say a MUSTER of peacocks."
  • "I was making some remarks upon what I termed a flock of them, that were basking under a sunny wall, when I was gently corrected in my phraseology by Master Simon, who told me that, according to the most ancient and approved treatise on hunting, I must say a _muster_ of peacocks."