calibre calibre

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. Nothing so tests the calibre of a Governor as a serious labor dispute in his State.
  2. Buckley, pierced by eleven big-calibre bullets, was staggering, bleeding profusely.
  3. Calibre is the diameter of the bore between the lands.

News

  1. LETTER: We should be able to carry any kind of weapon?

    "It only takes a small calibre “six or eight-shooter” to lay waste to six or eight humans."
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Westerly Sun

  2. SilabTech’s 28nm High-Speed PHYs Delivered Ahead of Schedule with Mentor Graphics Tool Flow

    WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that SilabTech Pvt. Ltd. has achieved first silicon success for their latest 28nm high-speed, mixed-signal PHY IPs for PCI Express, SATA, MIPI, M-PHY and USB 3.0 in advance of the planned schedule. SilabTech succeeded using the Mentor Graphics® Pyxis™, Eldo®, and Calibre® tools for custom layout, extraction ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  3. Tennis-Djokovic, or anyone else, no closer to solving Rafa riddle

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - An unassuming Swede and his hammerhead forehand is starting to gain mythical status at Roland Garros because in nine years Robin Soderling remains the only man to have beaten Rafa Nadal at the French Open. Over the seasons grand slam champions in the calibre of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Martin del Potro and Carlos ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "It is a really unique and rare opportunity to bring in a player of Shaq's calibre," Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry said. "We are excited to see how his presence, experience and play positively impacts our team."
    on Jun 24, 2009 By: Danny Ferry Source: CBC.ca

  2. Bent said: "There is definitely a vacancy for a goalscorer. I have always been a firm believer that, if you can score a lot of goals for your club, then you can do it for your country. That is especially the case with England given the calibre of...
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Darren Bent Source: Australian FourFourTwo

  3. Mr Howard describes Mr Briggs as "an energetic, intelligent and high-calibre adviser" and defends his work on industrial relations.
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: John Howard Source: The Canberra Times

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