What does Herring mean?

Definitions for Herring
ˈhɛr ɪŋher·ring

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. herringnoun

    valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled

  2. herring, Clupea harangusnoun

    commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific

Wiktionary

  1. herringnoun

    A type of small, oily fish of the genus Clupea, often used as food.

  2. Etymology: From hering, from hæring, from hēringaz, further etymology unknown. Cognate with Dutch haring, German Hering etc.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Herringnoun

    A small sea-fish.

    Etymology: hareng, French; hæring, Saxon.

    The coast is plentifully stored with round fish, pilchard, herring, mackrel, and cod. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwal.

    Buy my herring fresh. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  1. Herring

    Herring are forage fish, mostly belonging to the family of Clupeidae. Herring often move in large schools around fishing banks and near the coast, found particularly in shallow, temperate waters of the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans, including the Baltic Sea, as well as off the west coast of South America. Three species of Clupea (the type genus of the herring family Clupeidae) are recognised, and comprise about 90% of all herrings captured in fisheries. The most abundant of these species is the Atlantic herring, which comprises over half of all herring capture. Fish called herring are also found in the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and Bay of Bengal. Herring played an important role in the history of marine fisheries in Europe, and early in the 20th century, their study was fundamental to the development of fisheries science. These oily fish also have a long history as an important food fish, and are often salted, smoked, or pickled. Herring are also known as "silver darlings".

ChatGPT

  1. herring

    A herring is a type of small to medium-sized saltwater fish belonging to the Clupeidae family. They are commonly found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea. Due to their high oil content, herrings are often smoked, pickled or salted and are an important part of human diet in many cultures. They are also commonly used as bait in commercial fishing for larger species.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Herringnoun

    one of various species of fishes of the genus Clupea, and allied genera, esp. the common round or English herring (C. harengus) of the North Atlantic. Herrings move in vast schools, coming in spring to the shores of Europe and America, where they are salted and smoked in great quantities

  2. Etymology: [OE. hering, AS. hring; akin to D. haring, G. hring, hering, OHG. haring, hering, and prob. to AS. here army, and so called because they commonly move in large numbers. Cf. Harry.]

Wikidata

  1. Herring

    Herring are forage fish, mostly belonging to the family Clupeidae. They often move in large schools around fishing banks and near the coast. The most abundant and commercially important species belong to the genus Clupea, found particularly in shallow, temperate waters of the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans, including the Baltic Sea, as well as off the west coast of South America. Three species of Clupea are recognized, and provide about 90% of all herrings captured in fisheries. Most abundant of all is the Atlantic herring, providing over half of all herring capture. Herring played a pivotal role in the history of marine fisheries in Europe, and early in the twentieth century their study was fundamental to the evolution of fisheries science. These oily fish also have a long history as an important food fish, and are often salted, smoked, or pickled.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Herring

    her′ing, n. a common small sea-fish of great commercial value, found moving in great shoals or multitudes.—adj. Herr′ing-bone, like the spine of a herring, applied to a kind of masonry in which the stones slope in different directions in alternate rows.—ns. Herr′inger, one whose employment is to catch herring; Herr′ing-fish′ery; Herr′ing-pond, the ocean, esp. the Atlantic or the English Channel.—Herring-bone stitch, a kind of cross-stitch used in embroidery, in mending sails, &c.—Kippered herring, herring smoked and preserved; Red herring, herring cured and dried, and having as the result a red appearance. [A.S. hǽring, héring; cf. Ger. häring, heer.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. herring

    A common fish--the Clupea harengus; Anglo-Saxon hæring and hering.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HERRING

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Herring is ranked #894 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Herring surname appeared 38,733 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 13 would have the surname Herring.

    72.7% or 28,163 total occurrences were White.
    22% or 8,541 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 856 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 837 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 174 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 159 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Herring in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Herring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Herring in a Sentence

  1. Conrad Nowak:

    Believe me, if there was anything to this Ukraine red herring, we would’ve heard about it a long time ago, chalupa was nothing more than an individual involved in ethnic relations, not unlike countless other ethnic and heritage communities throughout the United States.

  2. Howard Means:

    Terry Norman is in a sense the second gunman on the grassy knoll ... He's been kind of a handy bogeyman or a red herring.

  3. Sean McGowan:

    Our members wished to hear from all of the candidates on qualified immunity, state law enforcement benefits, [the] Brady Giglio law, Second Amendment stances, procedural guarantee for officers and other issues that impact our members working lives, but sadly Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala and Mark Herring decided that this process was not a priority for them.

  4. Jay Jones:

    Mark Herring is Mark Herring that Ralph Northam have ever had, and everyone who is running for office in Virginia is looking to him for support.

  5. Joe Biden:

    When I was a teenager in Delaware, for real, I got involved in the civil rights movement, i’d go to 8 o’clock Mass, then I’d go to Rev. Herring’s church where we’d meet in order to organize and figure where we were going to go, whether we were going to desegregate the Rialto movie theater or what we were going to do.

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