- a unit equal to the kilocalorie, used to express the heat output of an organism and the fuel or energy value of food.
- a quantity of food capable of producing such an amount of energy.
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Nor is it calorie deprivation alone that can harm the developing fetus.
But drinking for every triple Lutz, American flag or smirk from Putin could cause a calorie avalanche and sick Sochi gut.6 Ways to Avoid ‘Sochi Gut’ While Watching the Olympics|Jenna A. Bell|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The calorie meter—accurate or not—helps too, because it feels like an accomplishment to see that number go up.
That means it almost certainly gives you the best information about calorie burn of any tracker.
Hunter-gatherers and subsistence farmers work hard to obtain every calorie they eat.Is Your Chair Killing You? The Consequences of Comfort|Daniel E. Lieberman|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On a 1200 calorie schedule arranged as I have it you will not be hungry, I assure you.Diet and Health|Lulu Hunt Peters
A Calorie is the amount of heat required to raise one kilogram of water 1° Centigrade or one pound of water 4° Fahrenheit.Better Meals for Less Money|Mary Green
There is no apparent difference apart from the calorie amount.Dietetics for Nurses|Fairfax T. Proudfit
The crude fibre is classed as a carbo-hydrate and included in the calorie value, and also in calculating the nutrient ratio.The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition|A. W. Duncan
The most practical unit is the calorie at 15 or 20 or some temperature in the range of ordinary practice.
British Dictionary definitions for calorie (1 of 2)
noun plural -ries
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The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a kilogram of water by one degree Celsius. A calorie (with a lower-case c) is a measurement of the heat needed to raise the temperature of a gram of water, rather than a kilogram.