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Definition of Flock


  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.
  2. A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge.
  3. To gather in companies or crowds.
  4. To flock to; to crowd.
  5. A lock of wool or hair.
  6. Woolen or cotton refuse (sing. / pl.), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Flock Quotations

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
Winston Churchill

Eagles don't flock, you have to find them one at a time.
Ross Perot

In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.
Albert Einstein

In New York, if you weigh under 200 pounds and decline so much as a cookie at a co-worker's party, women will flock to your side, assuring you of your appealing physique. This is how skittish we are about the dangers of anorexia and the pressures of body image.
Sloane Crosley

I am only a sparrow amongst a great flock of sparrows.
Evita Peron
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Flock Translations

flock in Afrikaans is trop, kudde
flock in Dutch is roedel, kudde
flock in French is troupeau
flock in German is Herde
flock in Italian is mandria
flock in Latin is caterva
flock in Norwegian is flokk, flokkes, ulldott
flock in Portuguese is rebanho
flock in Spanish is reba o, bandada
flock in Swedish is hjord, flock, tapp, skocka sig
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