(Ca*lor"i*fere) n. [F. calorifère, fr. L. calor heat + ferre to bear.] An apparatus for conveying
and distributing heat, especially by means of hot water circulating in tubes.
(Ca*lor`i*fi"ant) a. (Physiol.) See Calorificient.
Calorific rays, the invisible, heating rays which emanate from the sun, and from burning and heated
(Cal`o*rif"ic) a. [L. calorificus; calor heat + facere to make; cf. F. calorifique.] Possessing
the quality of producing heat; heating.
(Ca*lor`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. calorification.] Production of heat, esp. animal heat.
(Ca*lor`i*fi"cient) a. (Physiol.) Having, or relating to the power of producing heat; applied
to foods which, being rich in carbon, as the fats, are supposed to give rise to heat in the animal body by
(Cal`o*rim"e*ter) n. [L. calor heat + -meter; cf. F. calorimètre.]
1. (Physiol.) An apparatus for measuring the amount of heat contained in bodies or developed by some
mechanical or chemical process, as friction, chemical combination, combustion, etc.
2. (Engineering) An apparatus for measuring the proportion of unevaporated water contained in steam.
(Ca*lor`i*met"ric) a. Of or pertaining to the process of using the calorimeter.
Satisfactory calorimetric results.
(Cal`o*rim"e*try) n. (Physics) Measurement of the quantities of heat in bodies.
(Ca*lor`i*mo"tor) n. [L. calor heat + E. motor.] (Physics) A voltaic battery, having a large
surface of plate, and producing powerful heating effects.
To assume the calotte, to become a priest.
(||Ca*lotte" Cal"lot) , n. [F. calotte, dim. of cale a sort of flat cap. Cf. Caul.] A close cap
without visor or brim. Especially: (a) Such a cap, worn by English serjeants at law. (b) Such a cap,
worn by the French cavalry under their helmets. (c) Such a cap, worn by the clergy of the Roman Catholic
(Cal"o*type) n. [Gr. kalo`s beautiful + ty`pos type.] (Photog.) A method of taking photographic
pictures, on paper sensitized with iodide of silver; also called Talbotype, from the inventor, Mr. Fox.
(Ca*loy"er) n. [F., fr. NGr. a monk; kalo`s beautiful, good + equiv. to Gr. an old man.] A monk
of the Greek Church; a cenobite, anchoret, or recluse of the rule of St. Basil, especially, one on or near
(Calque), v. t. See 2d Calk, v. t.
(Cal"trop Cal"trap) n. [OE. calketrappe, calletrappe, caltor fr. AS. collræppe, calcetreppe, sort
of thistle; cf. F. chaussetrape star thistle, trap, It. calcatreppo, calcatreppolo, star thistle. Perh. from L.
calx heel + the same word as E. trap. See 1st Trap.]
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