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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quality, caliber, calibrenoun

    a degree or grade of excellence or worth

    "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"

  2. bore, gauge, caliber, calibrenoun

    diameter of a tube or gun barrel

Wiktionary

  1. calibrenoun

    Diameter of the bore of a firearm, typically measured between opposite lands.

  2. calibrenoun

    The diameter of round or cylindrical body, as of a bullet, a projectile, or a column.

  3. calibrenoun

    A nominal name for a cartridge type, which may not exactly indicate its true size and may include other measurements such as cartridge length or black powder capacity. Eg 7.62x39 or 38.40.

  4. calibrenoun

    Unit of measure used to express the length of the bore of a weapon. The number of calibres is determined by dividing the length of the bore of the weapon, from the breech face of the tube to the muzzle, by the diameter of its bore. A gun tube the bore of which is 40 feet (480 inches) long and 12 inches in diameter is said to be 40 calibers long.

  5. calibrenoun

    Relative size, importance, magnitude.

  6. calibrenoun

    Capacity or compass of mind.

  7. calibrenoun

    Degree of importance or station in society.

  8. Etymology: From calibre. Origin uncertain, perhaps, from qua libra

Wikipedia

  1. calibre

    In guns, particularly firearms, caliber (or calibre; sometimes abbreviated as "cal") is the specified nominal internal diameter of the gun barrel bore – regardless of how or where the bore is measured and whether the finished bore matches that specification. It is measured in inches or in millimeters. In the United States it is expressed in hundredths of an inch; in the United Kingdom in thousandths; and elsewhere in millimeters. For example, a "45 caliber" firearm has a barrel diameter of roughly 0.45 inches (11 mm). Barrel diameters can also be expressed using metric dimensions. For example, a "9 mm pistol" has a barrel diameter of about 9 millimeters. Since metric and US customary units do not convert evenly at this scale, metric conversions of caliber measured in decimal inches are typically approximations of the precise specifications in non-metric units, and vice versa. In a rifled barrel, the distance is measured between opposing lands or between opposing grooves; groove measurements are common in cartridge designations originating in the United States, while land measurements are more common elsewhere in the world. Measurements "across the grooves" are used for maximum precision because rifling and the specific caliber so-measured is the result of final machining process which cuts grooves into the rough bore, leaving the "lands" behind. Good performance requires a concentric, straight bore that accurately centers the projectile within the barrel, in preference to a "tight" fit which can be achieved even with off-center, crooked bores that cause excessive friction, fouling and an out-of-balance, wobbling projectile in flight.

ChatGPT

  1. calibre

    Calibre refers to the quality or standard of something, particularly someone's ability or the level of distinction of something. In terms of firearms and ammunition, it refers to the internal diameter or bore of a gun barrel. It can also indicate the diameter of a wire, fibre, tube, or a bullet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calibrenoun

    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

  2. Calibrenoun

    the diameter of round or cylindrical body, as of a bullet or column

  3. Calibrenoun

    fig.: Capacity or compass of mind

  4. Etymology: [F. calibre, perh. fr. L. qualibra of what pound, of what weight; hence, of what size, applied first to a ball or bullet; cf. also Ar. qlib model, mold. Cf. Calipers, Calivere.]

Wikidata

  1. Calibre

    Calibre, birth name Dominick Martin, is a Drum and Bass, and Liquid Funk, music producer and DJ hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He originally started producing at a young age and has spent many years refining his sound. He is a classically trained musician playing a variety of musical instruments eventually becoming a self-taught music producer. Martin started producing Drum and Bass in 1995 and his first signed release was credited under the now defunct Quadrophonic label owned by U2. In addition to impressing some of the biggest names in the business, he soon came to the attention of drum and bass DJ Fabio, who signed Calibre to his influential Creative Source label. While studying Fine Arts at the University of Ulster in Belfast, he became interested in the music of John Cage whose work was influential in entitling Martin’s first album release Musique Concrète in 2001. Since his initial releases in 2001, Martin has been known for his consistent signature style and sound, which is highly sought after for remixes, by both major labels and independent recording artists. Although Calibre is quite successful within the drum and bass circuit, he is a notably quiet man. Short Circuits Magazine refers to him as "one of the quietest people in drum and bass". He only shares tracks with a small circle of friends. On top of this Dominick had no website or even any blog presence to showcase his tracks online. Most news about his work came from BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Marcus Intalex or other DJs associated with him.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calibre

    Caliber, kal′i-bėr, n. the size of the bore of a gun: diameter: intellectual capacity.—adj. Cal′ibered.—v.t. Cal′ibrāte, to determine the calibre of.—n. Calibrā′tion. [Fr. calibre, the bore of a gun; prob. L. quā librā, with what weight, or from Ar. qālib, a form.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. calibre

    The diameter of the bore of a gun, cannon, shot, or bullet. A ship's caliber means the known weight her armament represents.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. calibre

    From the Latin qua librâ, “what pound,” applied first to the weight of a bullet, then to the diameter, which determined the diameter of the gun, now signifies the diameter of the bore of a cannon or any fire-arm, and is expressed in inches or fractional parts of an inch, as a 15-inch gun; a Springfield rifle, caliber .45. Cannon are sometimes also designated by the weight of metal which they throw, as a 24-pounder.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calibre in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calibre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of calibre in a Sentence

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    We are a niche, exclusive agency, not a mainstream, mass-market online dating service. We are not going to have thousands of members because there simply aren’t thousands of single, wealthy, high-calibre prospects out there, [Burki’s] remarks about us being a non-reputable and fraudulent company were deemed untrue and entirely without foundation.

  2. Raymond Zar:

    Class is inherited. Calibre is earned.

  3. Pat Egan:

    I think Bob Marley was the first really big international star to come to Ireland to play an outdoor show, nobody of that kind of calibre was fronting a whole revolution in music... he was more than a rock figure, he was fronting a cultural revolution.

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