What does caloric mean?

Definitions for calorickəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word caloric.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thermal, thermic, caloric(adj)

    relating to or associated with heat

    "thermal movements of molecules"; "thermal capacity"; "thermic energy"; "the caloric effect of sunlight"

  2. caloric(adj)

    of or relating to calories in food

    "comparison of foods on a caloric basis"; "the caloric content of foods"


  1. caloric(Noun)

    the hypothetical medium of heat

  2. caloric(Adjective)

    relating to calories

  3. caloric(Adjective)

    relating to or producing heat or other energy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caloric(noun)

    the principle of heat, or the agent to which the phenomena of heat and combustion were formerly ascribed; -- not now used in scientific nomenclature, but sometimes used as a general term for heat

  2. Caloric(adj)

    of or pertaining to caloric

  3. Origin: [L. calor heat; cf. F. calorique.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caloric

    ka-lor′ik, n. heat: the supposed principle or cause of heat.—n. Calores′cence, the transmutation of heat rays into luminous rays.—adj. Calorif′ic, causing heat: heating.—ns. Calorificā′tion; Calorim′eter, an instrument for measuring the specific heat of a body; Calorim′etry, the art or process of measuring heat; Cal′orist, one who held heat to be a subtle fluid called caloric; Cal′ory, the usually accepted thermal unit, being the quantity of heat necessary to raise the temperature of a kilogram of water from 0° to 1° centigrade. [Fr. calorique, formed by Lavoisier from L. calor, heat.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Caloric

    the name given by physicists to the presumed subtle element which causes heat.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caloric in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caloric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pamela Peeke:

    There's tremendous variability in how a 3,500 caloric deficit affects different people.

  2. Joel Fuhrman:

    Lower caloric exposure and episodic fasting can extend the life span of all animals, the longer we spend in the catabolic state, the longer we live.

  3. Christine Whelan:

    Self-control is a muscle that gets strong(er) when you exercise it, when we try to stop ourselves from eating overly caloric foods or smoking, we might be successful all day long.

  4. James Krieger:

    The hope is that people will become more aware of the nutritional value and caloric content of foods available in chain restaurants and use that information to make healthier choices.

  5. Margo Wootan of the Center:

    Alcoholic beverages are a key contributor to the calories Americans are consuming, and most of the time when people have a drink they have absolutely no idea what its caloric impact is.

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