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caliber

cal·i·ber

caliber

 
pronunciation:
kae lih br
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the inner diameter of a gun barrel or other tube.
synonyms:
bore
similar words:
diameter
definition 2: the outer diameter of a bullet or artillery shell.
similar words:
diameter
definition 3: degree of competence, virtue, or worthiness.
The school is known for having teachers of high caliber.
synonyms:
merit, quality, stature, value, worth
similar words:
ability, capability, capacity, competence, endowment, excellence, faculty, gift, skill, talent, virtue
derivation: calibered (adj.)