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flock

[ flok ]SEE DEFINITION OF flock
  • nouncongregation
  • verbcongregate

Synonyms for flock

  • brood
  • colony
  • gaggle
  • herd
  • legion
  • multitude
  • throng
  • army
  • assembly
  • bevy
  • cloud
  • collection
  • company
  • convoy
  • crowd
  • crush
  • drift
  • drove
  • flight
  • gathering
  • group
  • host
  • litter
  • mass
  • pack
  • progeny
  • rout
  • scores
  • skein
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLOCK

Hester knew nothing of the state of either, nor had they ever belonged to her flock.

They had stumbled in the dark on the bedding-place of a flock of Bighorn.

They could feel the flock huddling back, and the warmth of the packed fleeces.

There's a world of difference catering for a Set, and a Flock.

Yet it had sufficed that the nations should flock there for a pestilence to break out.

They only tolerate the female Orders, and will only have one flock.

With the dragoons round us we should be like a flock of sheep amid a pack of wolves.

Let each preach to his own, but let him not interfere with the flock of his neighbour.

But Mrs. Day rounded on me, and the meeting followed her like a flock of sheep.

Yonder is his flock; and there sits he on a rock blowing his doleful reed.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English flocc "a group of persons, company, troop," related to Old Norse flokkr "crowd, troop, band," Middle Low German vlocke "crowd, flock (of sheep);" not found in other Germanic languages; perhaps related to folc "people," but the metathesis would have been unusual for Old English.

Extended c.1200 to "a number of animals of one kind moving or feeding together;" of domestic animals c.1300. Transferred to bodies of Christians, in relation to Christ or their local pastor, from mid-14c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLOCK

amount

nounquantity

army

noungroup resembling military force
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