Flock - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |flɑːk|  American pronunciation of the word flock
Brit.  |flɒk|  British pronunciation of the word flock


- a church congregation guided by a pastor
- a group of birds
- (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent (syn: batch, deal, heap, lot, mass, mess, mint, mountain, peck, pile, plenty, pot, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, wad)
- an orderly crowd (syn: troop)
- a group of sheep or goats (syn: fold)


- move as a crowd or in a group
Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears
- come together as in a cluster or flock (syn: clump, cluster, constellate)

Extra examples

The children flocked round their mother.

The crowd flocked around the speaker.

Customers flocked into the store.

Hundreds of people are flocking to the football match.

People have been flocking to the exhibition.

Tourists flock to see the town's medieval churches and buildings.

Tourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears

A flock of geese were passing overhead.

We observed a large flock of birds heading north.

There was a single dark bird amid a flock of white pigeons.

...a time when the clerkly duties of a country parson might include long rides on horseback to visit the more isolated members of the flock...

...an illustrative analogy in which the relationship between God and humanity is likened to that between a shepherd and his flock...

The flock included both adult and immature birds.

...a flock of eight swans circled above, then alighted on the pond...

We see an immense flock of geese making up the stream.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: flock
he/she/it: flocks
present participle: flocking
past tense: flocked
past participle: flocked
singular: flock
plural: flocks
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