noun/nombre(+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural)
- 2 (of people) (often plural/frecuentemente plural) tropel (masculine), multitud (feminine) they came in flocks vinieron en tropel or en masaExample sentences
- She looked out and saw a flock of men crowded around the stage.
- For she gathered around her a flock of virgins, a fruit-bearing orchard, a garden in bloom.
- I noticed a crowd was gathering, a flock of women in huddles whispering to each other on the outskirts of the crowd.
- 3 [Religion/Religión] feligreses (masculine plural), grey (feminine)Example sentences
- I could surrender everything to the Lord - my dear wife and children, my congregation as a dear flock, the seminary and its staff.
- A Newbold church is packing its pews with a new flock of Asian Christians thanks to the multi-lingual skills of the curate.
- And he has urged his flock to contemplate their Christian response and ‘reflect with the eyes of faith on the big issues of the day.’
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- acudir ([ en gran número, en masa ]) everyone flocked to hear the mayor todo el mundo acudió a escuchar al alcalde people came flocking into town for the carnival muchísima gente vino or acudió a la ciudad para los carnavales to flock together congregarse*, reunirse fans flocked around their idol los fans rodearon a su ídolo customers have been flocking in ha venido un gran número de clientes
- uncountable/no numerable (wool, cotton) (— as stuffing) borra (feminine); (— as decoration) flocado (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [mattress] de borra flock (wall)paper[ papel pintado con relieve de terciopelo ]