[ 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 .
[ 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 .
[ 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