Flock vs Here - What's the difference?

flock | here |

As nouns the difference between flock and here

is that flock is a large number of birds, especially those gathered together for the purpose of migration or flock can be coarse tufts of wool or cotton used in bedding while here is a time.

As a verb flock

is to congregate in or head towards a place in large numbers or flock can be to coat a surface with dense fibers or particles.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

From (etyl) . More at (l).


(en noun)
  • A large number of birds, especially those gathered together for the purpose of migration.
  • A large number of animals, especially sheep or goats kept together.
  • Those served by a particular pastor or shepherd.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1995 , author=Green Key Books , title=God's Word to the Nations (John 10:16) citation , passage=I also have other sheep that are not from this pen. I must lead them. They, too, will respond to my voice. So they will be one flock with one shepherd. }}
  • * Tennyson
  • As half amazed, half frighted all his flock .
  • A large number of people.
  • * Bible, 2 Macc. xiv. 14
  • The heathen came to Nicanor by flocks .
    * congregation, bunch, gaggle, horde, host, legion, litter, nest, rabble, swarm, throng, wake


    (en verb)
  • To congregate in or head towards a place in large numbers.
  • People flocked to the cinema to see the new film.
  • * Dryden
  • Friends daily flock .
  • (obsolete) To flock to; to crowd.
  • * 1609 , Taylor
  • Good fellows, trooping, flocked me so.
  • To treat a pool with chemicals to remove suspended particles.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • Coarse tufts of wool or cotton used in bedding
  • A lock of wool or hair.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:I prythee, Tom, beat Cut's saddle, put a few flocks in the point [pommel].
  • Very fine sifted woollen refuse, especially that from shearing the nap of cloths, formerly used as a coating for wallpaper to give it a velvety or clothlike appearance; also, the dust of vegetable fibre used for a similar purpose.
  • *
  • *:There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock -paper on the walls.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To coat a surface with dense fibers or particles.
  • here


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


  • (label) In, on, or at this place.
  • * 1849 , (Alfred Tennyson), , VII,
  • Dark house, by which once more I stand / Here in the long unlovely street,
  • * 2008 , (Omar Khadr), ,
  • The Canadian visitor stated, “I’m not here' to help you. I’m not '''here''' to do anything for you. I’m just ' here to get information.”
  • (label) To this place; used in place of the more dated hither.
  • * 1891 , (Charlotte Perkins Gilman), ,
  • He said we came here solely on my account, that I was to have perfect rest and all the air I could get.
  • (label) In this context.
  • * 1872 May, (Edward Burnett Tylor), '', published in ''(Popular Science Monthly) , Volume 1,
  • The two great generalizations which the veteran Belgian astronomer has brought to bear on physiological and mental science, and which it is proposed to describe popularly here , may be briefly defined:
  • * 1904 January 15, (William James), (The Chicago School)'', published in ''(Psychological Bulletin) , 1.1, pages 1-5,
  • The briefest characterization is all that will be attempted here .
  • At this point in the argument or narration.
  • * 1796 , (w), ,
  • Here , perhaps I ought to stop.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=6, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=“And drove away—away.” Sophia broke down here . Even at this moment she was subconsciously comparing her rendering of the part of the forlorn bride with Miss Marie Lohr's.}}
    Derived terms
    * hereabout * hereafter * hereaway * hereby * herein * hereinabove * hereinafter * hereinbefore * hereinbelow * hereof * hereon * hereto * heretofore * hereunder * hereunto * hereupon * herewith


  • (abstract) This place; this location.
  • An Alzheimer patient's here may in his mind be anywhere he called home in the time he presently re-lives.
  • (abstract) This time, the present situation.
  • Here in history, we are less diligent about quashing monopolies.
    * * *


    (en adjective)
  • John here is a rascal.
  • This here orange is too sour.


    (en interjection)
  • (British, slang)
  • Here, I'm tired and I want a drink.

    See also

    * hence * here- * hereabouts * hither * there

    Etymology 2

    From Old (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), . More at (l).


    (en noun)
  • An army, host.
  • A hostile force.
  • (Anglo-Saxon) An invading army, either that of the enemy, or the national troops serving abroad. Compare (l).
  • An enemy, individual enemy.