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Definition of flock noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] flock (of something) a group of sheep, goats, or birds of the same type compare herd
  2. 2[countable] flock (of somebody) a large group of people, especially of the same type a flock of reporters They came in flocks to see the procession.
  3. 3[countable] (literary) the group of people who regularly attend the church of a particular priest, etc.
  4. 4[uncountable] small pieces of soft material used for filling cushions, chairs, etc. a flock mattress
  5. 5[uncountable] small pieces of soft material on the surface of paper or cloth that produce a raised pattern flock wallpaper
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