a wether or other male sheep that leads the flock, usually bearing a bell.
a person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront, as of a profession or industry:
Paris is a bellwether of the fashion industry.
a person or thing that shows the existence or direction of a trend; index.
a person who leads a mob, mutiny, conspiracy, or the like; ringleader.
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a sheep that leads the herd, often bearing a bell
a leader, esp one followed unquestioningly
a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. Historical Examples The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart Frank […]
a plant of the genus Uvularia, of the lily family, having a delicate, bell-shaped yellow flower. Historical Examples Woodcraft Alan Douglas Letters to His Children Theodore Roosevelt noun (US) any plant of the North American liliaceous genus Uvularia, having slender bell-shaped yellow flowers another name for campanula
noun a person who rings church bells a person who plays musical handbells Historical Examples Joan of Arc Ronald Sutherland Gower The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere) L-bas J. K. Huysmans All’s Well Emily Sarah Holt The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington L-bas J. K. Huysmans A History of Mourning Richard Davey L-bas J. K. Huysmans […]
noun (NZ, obsolete, informal) a tall silk hat Historical Examples Aletta Bertram Mitford