flock Definition

  • 1a group of birds, especially sheep, goats or birds, that live, feed, or move together
  • 2a large number of people or things that are together in the same place

Using flock: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "flock" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    A flock of geese flew overhead.

  • Example

    The shepherd led his flock to the pasture.

  • Example

    A flock of tourists gathered around the monument.

  • Example

    The church was filled with a flock of worshippers.

flock Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with flock

  • to go to a place in large numbers


    People from all over the world flock to New York City to see the sights.

  • birds of a feather flock together

    people who have similar interests or personalities tend to spend time together


    I'm not surprised that John and Sarah are dating. Birds of a feather flock together.

  • a person who is considered different or disreputable from others in a group


    My brother is the black sheep in our family. He's always getting into trouble.

Origins of flock

from Old English 'floc', meaning 'a band or company of people or animals'


Summary: flock in Brief

The term 'flock' [flɒk] refers to a group of animals or people that are together in the same place. It can be used to describe a group of birds or domesticated animals, such as sheep or goats, as well as a large number of people. The phrase 'flock to' means to go to a place in large numbers, while the idiom 'birds of a feather flock together' suggests that people with similar interests tend to spend time together.

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