What does caloric mean?

Definitions for caloric
kəˈlɔr ɪk, -ˈlɒr-caloric

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word caloric.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thermal, thermic, caloricadjective

    relating to or associated with heat

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

  2. caloricadjective

    of or relating to calories in food

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


  1. caloricnoun

    the hypothetical medium of heat

  2. caloricadjective

    relating to calories

  3. caloricadjective

    relating to or producing heat or other energy


  1. Caloric

    Caloric is a brand of kitchen appliances, which dates back to 1903.


  1. caloric

    Caloric is generally defined as the property or characteristic related to heat or calorie content in the context of food, nutrition, and diet. It also refers to a hypothetical form of matter once thought to be responsible for the production and transfer of heat energy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caloricnoun

    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. Caloricadjective

    of or pertaining to caloric

  3. Etymology: [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.

How to pronounce caloric?

How to say caloric in sign language?


  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

Examples of caloric in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Deborah Feldman:

    Patients who are not moving don't really have any caloric expenditure, but they're also not eating.

  4. Arika Hoscheit:

    Diet sodas and other artificially sweetened beverages are counterproductive when it comes to heart health. Artificially sweetened drinks are associated with an increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases. One study even shows that daily consumption of diet soda may cause a 36% greater risk of metabolic syndrome and a 67% greater risk of type 2 diabetes when compared with non-diet-soda drinkers, these risks are related to the loss of ability to gauge caloric density, increased appetite, disrupted microbiome resulting in glucose intolerance and increased cravings for sugary/energy-dense foods and drinks.

  5. Pamela Peeke:

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

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for caloric

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for caloric »


Find a translation for the caloric definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"caloric." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 26 May 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/caloric>.

Discuss these caloric definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for caloric? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN
    A reciprocal
    B impurity
    C sweep
    D nitrile

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for caloric: