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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 (disambiguation), Red herring (fallacy), Red herring (idiom), Red herring (logical fallacy), Red herring (narrative), Red herring (plot device), The 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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Phrases that include red herring:   james red herring, mr. monk and the red herring


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