calibre


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cal·i·bre

 (kăl′ə-bər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of caliber.

calibre

(ˈkælɪbə) or

caliber

n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the diameter of a cylindrical body, esp the internal diameter of a tube or the bore of a firearm
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the diameter of a shell or bullet
3. ability; distinction: a musician of high calibre.
4. personal character: a man of high calibre.
[C16: from Old French, from Italian calibro, from Arabic qālib shoemaker's last, mould]
ˈcalibred, ˈcalibered adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calibre - a degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"
high quality, superiority - the quality of being superior
low quality, inferiority - an inferior quality
degree, level, grade - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
2.calibre - diameter of a tube or gun barrel
diam, diameter - the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference

calibre

U.S. caliber
noun
1. worth, quality, ability, talent, gifts, capacity, merit, distinction, faculty, endowment, stature I was impressed by the high calibre of the candidates.
2. standard, level, quality, grade The calibre of the teaching here is very high.
3. diameter, bore, gauge, measure Next morning she was arrested and a .44 calibre revolver was found in her possession.
Translations
قُطْر ماسورَةِ البُنْدُقِيَّهمَكانَةُ شَخْص أو أهَمِّيَّتُه
formátráže
formatkaliber
kaliiperi
hæfileikarhlaupvídd
力量口径
kalibrassugebėjimai
kalibrsvēriens

calibre

caliber (US) [ˈkælɪbəʳ] N
1. [of rifle] → calibre m
2. [of person] → calibre m, talla f
a man of his calibreun hombre de su calibre or talla
then he showed his real calibreluego demostró su verdadero valor or su verdadera talla
the high calibre of the research staffel alto nivel de los investigadores

calibre

[ˈkælɪr] (British) caliber (US) n
(= quality) [person] → calibre m
[gun] → calibre m

calibre

, (US) caliber
n (lit)Kaliber nt; (fig also)Format nt; a man of his calibreein Mann seines Kalibers, ein Mann von seinem Format

calibre

caliber (Am) [ˈkælɪbəʳ] n (also) (fig) → calibro

calibre

(American) caliber (ˈkӕlibə) noun
1. the inner diameter of a gun barrel etc.
2. (of a person) quality of character; ability. a salesman of extremely high calibre.
References in classic literature ?
I first got an idea of its calibre when I heard him preach in his own church at Morton.
But it was of tremendous value to the telephone business at that time to have at its head a man of Hudson's intellectual and moral calibre.
Such efforts at conversation won her the appellation of "that good Mademoiselle Cormon," which, from the lips of the beaux esprits of society, means that she was as ignorant as a carp, and rather a poor fool; but many persons of her own calibre took the remark in its literal sense, and answered:--
Pocket-handkerchiefs of OUR calibre would be thought decidedly aristocratic; and aristocracy in Paris, just at that moment, was almost in as bad odor as it is in America, where it ranks as an eighth deadly sin, though no one seems to know precisely what it means.
I see no reason to doubt its average power, mademoiselle, but really I scarcely know her, and have not had time to study the calibre of her capacity.
This was our total armament, and doubtless the reader will observe that the weapons of each class were of the same make and calibre, so that the cartridges were interchangeable, a very important point.
But most astonishing was the quantity of ammunition-cartridges for Lee-Metfords, for Winchesters and Marlins, for revolvers from thirty-two calibre to forty-five, shot- gun cartridges, Joan's two boxes of thirty-eight, cartridges of prodigious bore for the ancient Sniders of Malaita, flasks of black powder, sticks of dynamite, yards of fuse, and boxes of detonators.
The leg in question was so badly shattered by three '38 calibre bullets that amputation was necessary.
It is so natural to think we can maintain a position by the same methods which served us to reach it that no one ventured to blame a system invented by mediocrity to please minds of its own calibre.
Dominick had never seen an infant of such heroic calibre.
If it were as uneventful as La Fosseuse's life," answered Genestas, "I should still be glad to know about it; I should like to know the untoward events that could bring a man of your calibre into this canton.
On arriving this morning, the examining magistrate brought with him from Paris a revolver of the same calibre as that found in the room (for he couldn't use the one held for evidence), and made his Registrar fire two shots in The Yellow Room while the doors and windows were closed.