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We found 43 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word red herring:
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General dictionaries General (26 matching dictionaries)
  1. red herring: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. red herring: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. red herring: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. red herring: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. red herring: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. red herring: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. red-herring, red herring: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. red herring: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Red herring: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. red herring: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. red herring: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. red herring: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. red herring: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. red herring: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. Red Herring (magazine), Red Herring (surfwear), Red Herring, Red herring (fallacy), Red herring (fish), Red herring (idiom), Red herring (kipper), Red herring: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  16. red herring: Rhymezone [home, info]
  17. Red Herring: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  18. red herring: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  19. red herring: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  20. red herring: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  21. red herring: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  22. Red Herring: The Word Detective [home, info]
  23. red herring: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  24. Red herring: World Wide Words [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (12 matching dictionaries)
  1. Red Herring: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. red herring: Everybody's Legal Dictionary [home, info]
  3. red herring: INVESTORWORDS [home, info]
  4. red herring: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  5. Red herring: bizterms.net [home, info]
  6. Red herring: Bloomberg Financial Glossary [home, info]
  7. Red Herring: Investopedia [home, info]
  8. Red Herring: Securities Terminology [home, info]
  9. red herring: Financial dictionary [home, info]
  10. Red herring: Accounting, Business Studies and Economics Dictionary [home, info]
  11. red herring: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]
  12. Red herring: Yahoo Tax Center Glossary [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. red herring: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. red herring: Political [home, info]
  2. red herring: A Word A Day [home, info]
  3. red herring: Idioms [home, info]
  4. red herring: Wordcraft Dictionary [home, info]

Quick definitions from WordNet (red herring)

noun:  any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
noun:  a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
noun:  a first draft of a prospectus; must be clearly marked to indicate that parts may be changed in the final prospectus ("Because some portions of the cover page are printed in red ink a preliminary prospectus is sometimes called a red herring")

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