bellwether bellwether  /ˈbɛl ˌwɛ ðər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who assumes leadership of a movement or activity
  2. (n) sheep that leads the herd often wearing a bell

Usage(s):

  1. But for national trends, it's usually California playing the bellwether.
  2. But Florida, like the national bellwether it's become this decade, could also serve as a gauge for HSR's political viability.
  3. He asked Earnest Albert Hooton, famed bellwether of Harvard anthropology, for a signed photograph.

News

  1. Bard Vaginal Mesh New Jersey Lawsuit Scheduled for September Trial

    Judge Carol E. Higbee, who is overseeing the New Jersey Mass Tort Vaginal Mesh docket, has scheduled the first trial date for a Bard vaginal mesh lawsuit. The bellwether trial is to begin in September, in the New Jersey state court litigation, where thousands of similar lawsuits are pending. This case for Bard vaginal mesh, involve a woman who received the mesh transvaginally for repair of ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Injury Board

  2. Challenge for Oracle: No-Profit Rivals

    One of the major challenges that tech bellwether Oracle faces today is the cost of technology at some its rival companies—it’s often less expensive. Peter Goldmacher, analyst at Cowen and Company, told “Big Data Download” that Oracle has been a … Continue reading ?
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Big Data Download via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Bellwether Community Credit Union Implements IMM’s iSign for TotaleAtlas

    IMM, a provider of innovative eSignature, workflow and document solutions for financial institutions, has implemented its iSign for TotaleAtlas at Bellwether Community Credit Union
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "They call Ohio a bellwether state, the battleground state. It'sa state that knows how to pick a president and no candidate in recent history, Democrat or Republican, has won the White House without winning the Ohio primary," Clinton said in...
    on Mar 4, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Columbia Missourian

  2. "I don't think you can take anything that happens in any of these categories as a bellwether other than what the individual entertainers have accomplished in the past year," Salamon said.
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Ed Salamon Source: ABC7Chicago.com

  3. "I wouldn't cite that as sort of the bellwether, but things certainly are? moving in their favor," Clark said.
    on Apr 21, 2010 By: Bruce Clark Source: msnbc.com

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