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ˈhɛr ɪŋher·ring

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. herring(noun)

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

  2. herring, Clupea harangus(noun)

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


  1. herring(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Herring(noun)

    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

    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.]


  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.

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  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. Morgan Wright:

    It’s a red herring and Senator Warner knows better, is it possible the Russians were able to target specific counties in key swing states days ahead of the election? That’s not very probable. We’re giving the Russians way too much credit that they’ve got all this capability.

  3. Donald Trump:

    -- which happens all the time in a court of law. So the idea that Trump can't talk to Mueller because it's possible he had a differing understanding of what he told Comey is a red herring.Like what youre reading?Check out the latest analysis from The Point with Chris Cillizza:Rudy Giuliani's Sunday show appearance was a total disasterTrump rewrites history as Russia probe pressure mountsMichael Avenatti is no Donald Trump. Not even close.The definitive ranking of 2020 DemocratsThis week in politics, GIF'dSecond, not all.

  4. Wendy Murphy:

    Herring said in a statement. The fact that Republican attorneys general are suing to block the ERA, and that they now have the support of the Trump Administration, is absolutely repugnant. FLASHBACK: WHY THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT IS A FEMINIST DISASTER On Tuesday, supporters of the ERAfiled a federal lawsuitin Massachusetts aimed at clearing a legal path for adoption of the amendment. The lawsuit argues that because the deadline was set forth in legislation authorizing states to ratify the amendment and not in the three-sentence amendment itself its not constitutionally binding and Virginias vote would put the amendment over the top. We are not surprised that the Trump administration acted swiftly to declare its opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment.

  5. 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.

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