Definition of Caliber

1. Noun. A degree or grade of excellence or worth. "An executive of low caliber"

Exact synonyms: Calibre, Quality
Specialized synonyms: High Quality, Superiority, Inferiority, Low Quality
Generic synonyms: Degree, Grade, Level
Attributes: Superior, Inferior
Derivative terms: Qualify, Qualify, Qualify



2. Noun. Diameter of a tube or gun barrel.
Exact synonyms: Bore, Calibre, Gauge
Generic synonyms: Diam, Diameter
Derivative terms: Bore, Calibrate

Definition of Caliber

1. n. The diameter of the bore, as a cannon or other firearm, or of any tube; or the weight or size of the projectile which a firearm will carry; as, an 8 inch gun, a 12-pounder, a 44 caliber.

Definition of Caliber

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of calibre) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Caliber

1. the diameter of a gun barrel [n -S]

Medical Definition of Caliber

1. The diameter of a hollow tubular structure. (07 Apr 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Caliber

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Literary usage of Caliber

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Spanish Regime in Missouri: A Collection of Papers and Documents by Etienne Burnet, Ernest Edward Austen, Louis Houck (1909)
"Three ramrods of the caliber of two. Eight ramrods for the swivel-guns. Three sponges of the caliber of eight. Two sponges of the caliber of six. ..."

2. World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill., 1893 by United States World's Columbian Commission. Committee on Awards (1901)
"English multibarrel rifled pistol, 4 diverging barrels, caliber .43, percussion cap. 239. ... Beall, caliber .44; bears close resemblance to the Remington. ..."

3. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer: Comprising Ancient and Modern Military by Thomas Wilhelm (1881)
"itzer weighing 9.82 tons, caliber in inches 11.023, a long 21-centimetre weighing 9.84 tons, caliber 8.241 inches, a short 21-centi- metre weighing 8.84, ..."

4. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803;: Explorations by Early Navigators by Edward Gaylord Bourne (1904)
"One demi-saker, cast in Pira, caliber three and a half libras, length twenty-nine calibers, One saker, caliber six libras, cast in Flandes, thirty calibers ..."

5. Military Commission to Europe in 1855 and 1856: Report of Major Alfred by Alfred Mordecai, Julius Schön, Josiah Gorgas (1861)
"CANNON OF LARGE caliber. At a very early period in the use of ordnance guns were made of greater length and larger caliber than at present, many specimens ..."

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