- 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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noun, plural cal·o·ries.
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What I mean to say is that the calories he is consuming match the calories expended—at 200 pounds, or 300 pounds, or 400 pounds.‘The Biggest Loser’ Could Be TV’s Most Important Show Ever|Daniela Drake|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To cut some calories (and save some money), make your own sports drinks at home.
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The average American eats 48 pints (or nearly 50,000 calories worth) of the stuff each year—the most in the world.
The average American will eat 50,000 calories worth of ice cream in 2014.
In the following table the number of calories available in ordinary food portions is stated.How to Live|Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
The fats are the least digestible foods, but they produce the greatest number of calories.Montessori Elementary Materials|Maria Montessori
A pound of starch, or allied carbohydrates, yields 1860 calories, and a pound of fat 4225 (see Section 13).Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value|Harry Snyder
The total energy requirement for this kind of a hike would have been 4200 calories.Food in War Time|Graham Lusk
A dish so rich in calories as to make it food sufficient for a day.Gigolo|Edna Ferber
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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.