Simple Definition of caliber
: level of excellence, skill, etc.
: a measurement of the width of a bullet or a gun barrel
Full Definition of caliber
1 a : degree of mental capacity or moral quality b : degree of excellence or importance
2 a : the diameter of a bullet or other projectile b : the diameter of a bore of a gun usually expressed in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and typically written as a decimal fraction <.32 caliber>
3 : the diameter of a round or cylindrical body; especially : the internal diameter of a hollow cylinder
Examples of caliber
I was impressed by the high caliber of the team's work.
<musicians of the highest caliber perform at that concert hall>
Variants of caliber
Origin of caliber
Middle French calibre, from Old Italian calibro, from Arabic qālib shoemaker's last
First Known Use: 1567
Medical Definition of caliber
: the diameter of a round or cylindrical body; especially : the internal diameter of a hollow cylinder
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