Definitions for DIETˈdaɪ ɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
food and drink considered in terms of qualities, composition, and effects on health.
a particular selection of food, esp. for improving a person's physical condition or to prevent or treat disease:
a low-fat diet.
such a selection or a limitation on the amount a person eats for reducing weight:
to go on a diet.
the foods habitually eaten by a particular person, animal, or group.
any–thing habitually provided or partaken of:
a steady diet of game shows and soap operas.
(v.i.)to select or limit the food one eats, esp. to lose weight.
to eat according to the requirements of a diet.
(v.t.)to regulate or limit the food of.
(adj.)suitable for consumption with a weight-reduction diet:
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of diet:
1175–1225; diete < OF < L diaeta < Gk díaita way of living
the legislative body of certain countries, as Japan.
Category: Western History
the general assembly of the estates of the former Holy Roman Empire.
Category: Western History
Origin of diet:
1400–50; late ME < ML diēta public assembly, appar. the same word as L diaeta (see diet1) with sense affected by L diēs day
a prescribed selection of foods
a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan)
the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal)
the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)
follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons
"He has high blood pressure and must stick to a low-salt diet"
eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the type of food sb eats
a healthy/unhealthy diet; diet and exercise; a diet of fruit and vegetables
the process of eating less in order to lose weight
I'm going on a diet.
to eat less in order to lose weight
people who diet without exercising
The food and beverage a person or animal consumes.
The diet of the Giant Panda consists mainly of bamboo.
A controlled regimen of food and drink, as to gain or lose weight or otherwise influence health.
By extension, any habitual intake or consumption.
He's been reading a steady diet of nonfiction for the last several years.
A council or assembly of leaders; a formal deliberative assembly.
To regulate the food of (someone); to put on a diet.
To modify one's food and beverage intake so as to decrease or increase body weight or influence health.
Origin: From diete, from dieta, from δίαιτα.
course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare
a course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed
to cause to take food; to feed
to cause to eat and drink sparingly, or by prescribed rules; to regulate medicinally the food of
to eat; to take one's meals
to eat according to prescribed rules; to ear sparingly; as, the doctor says he must diet
a legislative or administrative assembly in Germany, Poland, and some other countries of Europe; a deliberative convention; a council; as, the Diet of Worms, held in 1521
In politics, a diet is a formal deliberative assembly. The term is mainly used historically for the Imperial Diet, the general assembly of the Imperial Estates of the Holy Roman Empire, and for the legislative bodies of certain countries. Modern usage mainly relates to the Japanese Parliament, called "Diet" in English.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a convention of the princes, dignitaries, and delegates of the German empire, for legislative or administrative purposes, of which the most important in a historical point of view are diets held at Augsburg in 1518, at Worms in 1521, at Nüremberg in 1523, 1524, at Spires in 1526, 1529, at Augsburg in 1530, at Cologne in 1530, at Worms in 1536, at Frankfort in 1539, at Ratisbon in 1541, at Spires in 1544, at Augsburg in 1547, 1548, 1550, and at Ratisbon in 1622.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal. This does not include DIET THERAPY, a specific diet prescribed in the treatment of a disease.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'DIET' in Nouns Frequency: #1002
Translations for DIET
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
food, especially a course of recommended foods, for losing weight or as treatment for an illness etc
a diet of fish and vegetables; a salt-free diet; She went on a diet to lose weight.
- dieet, leefreëlAfrikaans
- حِمْيَه، نِظام خاص للتَّغْذِيَهArabic
- dietaPortuguese (BR)
- die DiätGerman
- diæt; kur; slankekurDanish
- dieta, régimenSpanish
- غذای روزمره؛ رژیم غذاییFarsi
- dijeta, način prehraneCroatian
- diéta, kímélő étrendHungarian
- susunan makananIndonesian
- mataræði; megrunarkúrIcelandic
- makanan lazimMalay
- diett, kost(plan)Norwegian
- غذای روزمره؛ رژیم غذاییPersian
- خواړه، غذا، پر هېز، غذايې رژيمPashto
- 食物(尤指醫生推薦的減肥食物)Chinese (Trad.)
- خاص یا محدود غذاUrdu
- chế độ ăn kiêngVietnamese
- 规定饮食（尤指医生推荐的减肥食物）Chinese (Simp.)
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