caliber caliber  /ˈkæ lə bər/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Offers significant improvements in reliability and maintainability over the 54-caliber Mk 42 gun systems.
  2. You just want people of his caliber to lead.

News

  1. NBA Draft 2013: Highlighting Top Shooters Set to Go in 1st Round

    Shooters are invaluable to a championship-caliber team in the NBA . After all, both the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs feature multiple knock-down shooters and currently find themselves vying for the title this June. With the 2013 NBA draft just over two weeks away, shooting will once again become a coveted asset for all 30 NBA franchises. While general mangers will of course be looking at and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Army base shooting: Suspect charged in shooting that injured 1

    Army base shooting: The complaint alleges that the 51-year-old carried a .45 caliber pistol onto Fort Sam Houston on Monday and got into an argument with his wife, then shot her multiple times.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. iFrogz® Advantage Mobile Gaming Controller Compatible with New Apple iOS 7 API

    The Caliber Advantage™ from iFrogz®, a ZAGG Inc brand , is a combination mobile gaming controller and protective case for Apple devices that incorporates the newly announced iOS 7.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "I think if we had a group the caliber of one led by Steve Ballmer and we had an arena pot with $300 million available in it, the NBA would have a hard time abandoning a city that's always had pro basketball -- at least for the last 41 years,"...
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Greg Nickels Source: SportingNews.com

  2. "Of course, we're disappointed when Tiger is unable to compete in a PGA Tour event," commissioner Tim Finchem said on the tour's Web site. "There is really never a good time for an athlete - especially one of Tiger's caliber - to take weeks...
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: Tim Finchem Source: FOXNews

  3. "I've played first base before and it wasn't that bad," Ortiz said. "It's just not Gold Glove-caliber."
    on Oct 26, 2007 By: David Ortiz Source: SI.com

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