What does calorie mean?

Definitions for calorieˈkæl ə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Calorie, kilogram calorie, kilocalorie, large calorie, nutritionist's calorie(noun)

    a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food

  2. calorie, gram calorie, small calorie(noun)

    unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure


  1. calorie(Noun)

    (physics and chemistry, obsolete) the gram calorie or small calorie, a non-SI unit of energy, equivalent to approximately 4.2 joules. This unit was widely used in chemistry and physics, being the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1u00B0C.

  2. calorie(Noun)

    kilogram calorie or large calorie. A unit of energy 1000 times larger than the gram calorie. It is equivalent to the gram kilocalorie, approximately 4.2 kilojoules.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calorie(noun)

    the unit of heat according to the French standard; the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram (sometimes, one gram) of water one degree centigrade, or from 0¡ to 1¡. Compare the English standard unit, Foot pound.

  2. Origin: [F., fr. L. calor heat.]


  1. Calorie

    The name calorie is used for two units of energy. ⁕The small calorie or gram calorie is the approximate amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius. ⁕The large calorie, kilogram calorie, dietary calorie, nutritionist's calorie or food calorie, which is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius. The large calorie is thus equal to 1000 small calories or one kilocalorie. Although these units are part of the metric system, they now have been superseded in the International System of Units by the joule. One small calorie is approximately 4.2 joules. The factors used to convert calories to joules are numerically equivalent to expressions of the specific heat capacity of water in joules per gram or per kilogram. The conversion factor depends on the definition adopted. In spite of its non-official status, the large calorie is still widely used as a unit of food energy in the US, UK and some other Western countries. The small calorie is also often used in chemistry as the method of measurement is fairly straightforward in most reactions, though the amounts involved are typically expressed in thousands as kcal, an equivalent unit to the large calorie.

Anagrams for calorie »

  1. Coralie

  2. coalier

  3. cariole


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calorie in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calorie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Katie Bengston:

    We did not notice a jump in sales from higher calorie items to lower calorie items.

  2. Jason Block:

    Whether people are actually changing what they order [based on calorie labels] is still not clear.

  3. Krista Varady:

    Instead of being better than calorie restriction, it's the same, so it's kind of like an alternative to calorie restriction.

  4. Marie Spano:

    Many smoothies are loaded with sugar and calories, and can completely counteract any calorie-burn you got from your workout.

  5. Leah Keller:

    As you push the heart rate up and down, you get more benefit long-term both for your cardiovascular fitness and calorie burn.

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