Pronunciation: (flok), [key]
1. a number of animals of one kind, esp. sheep, goats, or birds, that keep or feed together or are herded together.
2. a large number of people; crowd.
3. a large group of things: a flock of letters to answer.
4. (in New Testament and ecclesiastical use)
a. the Christian church in relation to Christ.
b. a single congregation in relation to its pastor.
5. Archaic.a band or company of persons.

to gather or go in a flock or crowd: They flocked around the football hero.


Pronunciation: (flok), [key]
1. a lock or tuft of wool, hair, cotton, etc.
2. (sometimes used with a pl. v.) wool refuse, shearings of cloth, old cloth torn to pieces, or the like, for upholstering furniture, stuffing mattresses, etc.
3. Also called flocking. (sometimes used with a pl. v.) finely powdered wool, cloth, etc., used for producing a velvetlike pattern on wallpaper or cloth or for coating metal.
4. floc (def. 1).

1. to stuff with flock, as a mattress.
2. to decorate or coat with flock, as wallpaper, cloth, or metal.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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