noun, plural cal·o·ries.
- 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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On average, we use about 100 calories per mile when running, depending upon run pace and body mass.‘Oh, we’re still in this.’ The pandemic wall is here.|Maura Judkis|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
This sweet treat represents life-saving calories at one of the roughest times of the year for survival, but it’s also great for everyday culinary uses.Make your own maple syrup without harming the trees|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|February 7, 2021|Popular Science
So people need to get some of their calories from fat and carbohydrates.Harsh Ice Age winters may have helped turn wolves into dogs|Bruce Bower|February 3, 2021|Science News For Students
That means that, per calorie, the plant-based nuggets actually have less protein and more saturated fat than regular chicken tenders.
Rachel is a 24-year-old obsessed with counting her calories.Here Are the 14 New Books You Should Read in February|Annabel Gutterman|February 2, 2021|Time
Related: Low-Calorie Foods That Will Actually Fill You Up 3.12 Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work|DailyBurn|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So turning to calorie-free, “diet-friendly” alternatives makes sense, right?
Found in tons of foods, these zero-calorie sugar substitutes have taken the U.S. market by storm.
And evidence continues to mount against zero-calorie additives.
After missing that mark with the empty-calorie fluff of Salem, WGN is nailing it with Manhattan.WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Is Summer’s Best New Show. But Will Anyone Watch?|Kevin Fallon|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Calorie is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water from zero to one degree Centigrade.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
A calorie is the heat unit used in the estimation of the fuel value of various foods.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
The calorie nevertheless is not a food substance, it is the unit by which energy-giving heat is measured.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
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
A person in bed for twenty-four hours will require about 0.5 Calorie per pound per hour to prevent use of body material for fuel.Foods and Household Management|Helen Kinne
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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.