someone who assumes leadership of a movement or activity
sheep that leads the herd often wearing a bell
The leading sheep of a flock, having a bell hung round its neck.
Anything that indicates future trends.
A stock or bond that is widely believed to be an indicator of the overall market's condition.
Origin: From belwether, belleweder, equivalent to .
a wether, or sheep, which leads the flock, with a bell on his neck
hence: A leader
A bellwether is any entity in a given arena that serves to create or influence trends or to presage future happenings. The term is derived from the Middle English bellewether and refers to the practice of placing a bell around the neck of a castrated ram leading his flock of sheep. The movements of the flock could be noted by hearing the bell before the flock was in sight.
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The numerical value of Bellwether in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Bellwether in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of Bellwether in a Sentence
No, I dont see it as a bellwether.
The economy is the bellwether of how much age discrimination we see.
It provides a roadmap for all those other cases, it's a bellwether, there may be other cases like this.
These are kind of bellwether cases that people are watching, if Texas and North Carolina are successful here, then I suspect other states will follow suit.
Oil is serving as a bellwether for the global economy and could be a sign of things to come, today's trading action will be tied to oil and could be erratic and choppy.
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- Leithammel, führender WertGerman
- manso, barómetroSpanish
- kellokas, ennusmerkkiFinnish
- meneur du troupeau, mouton meneur du troupeau, BellwetherFrench
- भेड़ाओं का राहनुमाHindi
- しるし, 兆し, [[鈴]][[つき]][[羊]], 指標, 兆候, 前触れJapanese
- haantje de voorste, trendsetter, belhamelDutch
- ledargestalt, rättesnöre, skällgumseSwedish
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