Caliber meaning

kălə-bər
Degree of worth; quality.

A school of high caliber; an executive of low caliber.

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The size of a bullet or shell as measured by its diameter.
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The diameter of a cylindrical body or of its hollowed interior.
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Degree of worth or value of a person or thing; quality or ability.
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The definition of caliber is something’s worth or ability.

An example of caliber is being highly qualified for a job for which you are recommended.

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Caliber is defined as the diameter size of a bullet.

An example of caliber is a gun that needs a .45 measured bullet.

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The diameter of the bore of a gun, usually measured in hundredths of inches or in millimeters.
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American standard spelling of calibre.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
caliber
Plural:
calibers

Origin of caliber

  • French calibre from Italian calibro from Arabic qālib, qālab mold, shoe tree from Greek kālapous shoemaker's last kālon wood pous foot ped- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition