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English noun: flock

1. flock (group) a church congregation guided by a pastor

Broader (hypernym)congregation, faithful, fold

2. flock (group) a group of birds

Broader (hypernym)animal group

Narrower (hyponym)bevy, covert, covey, exaltation, flight, gaggle, wisp

Member holonymbird

3. flock (quantity) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

SamplesA batch of letters.
A deal of trouble.
A lot of money.
He made a mint on the stock market.
See the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos.
It must have cost plenty.
A slew of journalists.
A wad of money.

Synonymsbatch, deal, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad

Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity

Narrower (hyponym)deluge, flood, haymow, inundation, torrent

4. flock (group) an orderly crowd

SamplesA troop of children.


Broader (hypernym)crowd

5. flock (group) a group of sheep or goats


Broader (hypernym)animal group

Member holonymsheep

English verb: flock

1. flock (motion) move as a crowd or in a group

SamplesTourists flocked to the shrine where the statue was said to have shed tears.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

2. flock (motion) come together as in a cluster or flock

SamplesThe poets constellate in this town every summer.

ExamplesThe crowds flock in the streets

Synonymsclump, cluster, constellate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

Narrower (hyponym)bunch, bunch together, bunch up, huddle, huddle together

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