Webster 1913 Edition
floccflock, company; akin to Icel.
flok; prob. orig. used of flows, and akin to E.
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;
flockof ravenous fowl
The heathen . . . came to Nicanor by
2 Macc. xiv. 14.
A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge.
As half amazed, half frighted all his
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To gather in companies or crowds.
the greater scaup duck.
To flock to; to crowd.
Good fellows, trooping,
flokke; cf. D.
flōki, perh. akin to E.
flacker, or cf. L.
A lock of wool or hair.
I prythee, Tom, beat Cut’s saddle, put a few
flocksin the point [pommel].
Woolen or cotton refuse (
s), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture.
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.
a bed filled with flocks or locks of coarse wool, or pieces of cloth cut up fine.“Once a flock bed, but repaired with straw.”
paper coated with flock fixed with glue or size.
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.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A company or collection; applied to sheep and other small animals. A flock of sheep answers to a herd of larger cattle. But the word may sometimes perhaps be applied to larger beasts, and in the plural, flocks may include all kinds of domesticated animals.
2.A company or collection of fowls of any kind, and when applied to birds on the wing, a flight; as a flock of wild-geese; a flock of ducks; a flock of blackbirds. in the United States, flocks of wild-pigeons sometimes darken the air.
3.A body or crowd of people. [little used. Gr. a troop.]
4.A lock of wool or hair. Hence, a flockbed.
Friends daily flock.