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CALIBRE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does calibre mean? 

CALIBRE (noun)
  The noun CALIBRE has 2 senses:

1. a degree or grade of excellence or worth
2. diameter of a tube or gun barrel

  Familiarity information: CALIBRE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CALIBRE (noun)


Sense 1calibre [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A degree or grade of excellence or worth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

caliber; calibre; quality

Context examples:

the quality of students has risen / an executive of low caliber

Hypernyms ("calibre" is a kind of...):

degree; grade; level (a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality)

Attribute:

superior (of high or superior quality or performance)

inferior (of low or inferior quality)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "calibre"):

high quality; superiority (the quality of being superior)

inferiority; low quality (an inferior quality)


Sense 2calibre [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Diameter of a tube or gun barrel

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

caliber; calibre; bore; gauge

Hypernyms ("calibre" is a kind of...):

diam; diameter (the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference)


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