as in leader
one that takes the lead or sets an example the state has a long history of being an early and reliable bellwether in presidential elections

Synonyms & Similar Words


Antonyms & Near Antonyms


Thesaurus Entries Near bellwether

Cite this Entry

“Bellwether.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on bellwether

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!