caloriecal‧o‧rie /ˈkæləri/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1DFNa unit for measuring the amount of energy that food will produce 🔊 A potato has about 90 calories. 🔊 a calorie-controlled dietlow-calorie/high-calorie 🔊 a low-calorie snack 🔊 I need to burn off a few calories (=lose some weight by exercising). 🔊 My wife convinced me to finally start counting calories (=control my weight by being careful about what I eat).2HP technical the amount of heat that is needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degreeCelsius. It is used as a unit for measuring energy. —caloric /kəˈlɒrɪk, ˈkælərɪk $ kəˈlɔːrɪk/ adjectiveCOLLOCATIONSverbssomething has/contains caloriesThese yoghurts have approximately 90 calories per pot.count calories (=control your weight by eating fewer calories)Women tend to count calories more than men.burn (up/off) calories (=use up the calories you have eaten)Even walking will help you to burn up calories.adjectiveslow-calorieShe's on a low-calorie diet at the moment.high-calorieHigh-calorie foods are usually fatty.be high/low in calories (=contain a lot of/few calories)Sweets and chocolates are very high in calories.somebody's daily calories (=that someone eats every day)Americans get 22% of their daily calories from snacks.empty calories (=that do not contain anything good for your body)Sugary drinks are full of empty calories.calorie + NOUNcalorie intake (=the amount of calories someone eats)There are several ways you can reduce your calorie intake.calorie contentPizzas have a very high calorie content.