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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 ?
They reverted invariably to gigantic shells and howitzers of unparalleled caliber. Still in default of practical experience what was the value of mere theories?
It seems to me if I were young and in love I should never deem a man of ordinary caliber worthy of my devotion."
The weight of these rifles is comparatively little, and with the small caliber, explosive, radium projectiles which they use, and the great length of the barrel, they are deadly in the extreme and at ranges which would be unthinkable on Earth.
Every scheme of this caliber is completed by its results, like a geometrical calculation.
she would ask, and the absence of any poet or painter or novelist of the true caliber at the present day was a text upon which she liked to ruminate, in a sunset mood of benignant reminiscence, which it would have been hard to disturb had there been need.
"Because," said von Schoenvorts in his disagreeable way, "the beast is so large, and its nervous organization of so low a caliber, that it took all this time for the intelligence of death to reach and be impressed upon the minute brain.
He heard words spoken that were meaningless to him, and other words that he had seen only in books and that no man or woman he had known was of large enough mental caliber to pronounce.
I cried to Delcarte not to fire until we reached his side, for I was fearful lest our small caliber, steel-jacketed bullets should, far from killing the beast, tend merely to enrage it still further.
Lecount, warn men of my intellectual caliber not to measure themselves with a giant.
This could not, then, be a military ambuscade, as the ball was not of the regular caliber.
The result was pitiful, and the four showed their caliber in the division of the few pounds of food that had been recovered.
32)--which analyze the top calibers during 2008-2017.