[ kal-uh-ber ]
/ ˈkæl ə bər /
the diameter of something of circular section, especially that of the inside of a tube: a pipe of three-inch caliber.
Ordnance. the diameter of the bore of a gun taken as a unit of measurement.
degree of capacity or competence; ability: a mathematician of high caliber.
degree of merit or excellence; quality: the high moral caliber of the era.
Words nearby caliber
Also especially British, cal·i·bre.
Origin of caliber
1560–70; variant of calibre < Middle French ≪ Arabic qālib mold, last < Greek kālápous shoe last, equivalent to kāla- combining form of kâlon wood + poús foot (see -pod)
OTHER WORDS FROM calibercal·i·bered; especially British, cal·i·bred, adjective
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Medical definitions for calibered
[ kăl′ə-bər ]
The diameter of the inside of a round cylinder, such as a tube.
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