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cal·i·bre

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

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

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

caliber (Am) [ˈkælɪbəʳ] n (also) (fig) → calibro
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
I have related this in order to show the mental calibre of the men with whom I was thrown in contact.
I first got an idea of its calibre when I heard him preach in his own church at Morton.
Dominick had never seen an infant of such heroic calibre. Twice again he refilled the tumbler, each time to the brim, and watched it disappear down my throat.
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.
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.