Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bellwether”

bellwether

noun [C] uk   /ˈbelˌwe.ðər/ us    /-ðɚ/
someone or something that shows how a situation will develop or change: The report is viewed as a bellwether for economic trends.
(Definition of bellwether from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bellwether?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Predicting things and intuition, but you might be interested in these topics from the Thinking about the future topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bellwether” in other dictionaries

Translations of “bellwether”

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More