flock has definitions from the fields of biology,zoology,religion
[ verb ] move as a crowd or in a group


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

Used in print

(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)

These were the years when people flocked to Manchester not_only to play golf , which had come into vogue , but also to witness the Ekwanok Country_Club tournaments .

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travel troop

[ noun ] (biology,zoology) a group of birds

Used in print

(Orlin J. Scoville, Part-Time Farming...)

Three quarters to 1 acre of good land is enough for raising fruits and vegetables for home use , and for a small flock of chickens , a cow , and two pigs .

[ noun ] (religion) a church congregation guided by a pastor

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

To_be_sure , when this is pointed_out , a common response among certain churchmen is to fulminate about `` the little flock '' and `` the great crowd '' and to take solace from Paul 's castigation of the `` wisdom of the wise '' in the opening chapter of First_Corinthians .

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

He was stern and overbearing with his flock , but obsequious and conciliatory with the whites , especially the rich who partly supported the church .

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[ noun ] an orderly crowd




"a troop of children"

Used in print

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

Already the jonquils were blooming in a flock by the front gate , and the periwinkles were coming_on , blue by the porch steps .

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crowd cluster

[ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent


: "a batch of letters" "a deal of trouble" "a lot of money" "he made a mint on the stock market" "it must have cost plenty"

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16165
[ verb ] come together as in a cluster or flock


"The poets constellate in this town every summer"

[ noun ] (biology,zoology) a group of sheep or goats

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animal_group sheep