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
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
Origin: [F. dite, LL. dieta, diaeta, an assembly, a day's journey; the same word as diet course of living, but with the sense changed by L. dies day: cf. G. tag day, and Reichstag.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dī′et, n. mode of living, with especial reference to food: food prescribed by a physician: allowance of provisions.—v.t. to furnish with food.—v.i. to eat: to take food according to rule.—n. Dietā′rian, one who observes prescribed rules for diet.—adj. Dī′etary, pertaining to diet or the rules of diet.—n. course of diet: allowance of food, esp. in large institutions.—ns. Dī′et-drink, medicated liquor; Dī′eter (Shak.), one who diets or prepares food by rule.—adjs. Dietet′ic, -al, pertaining to diet.—adv. Dietet′ically.—ns. Dietet′ics, rules for regulating diet; Dietet′ist, one who lays stress on diet; Dī′etist, an authority on diet. [Fr. diète—Low L. diæta—Gr. diaita, mode of living, diet.]
dī′et, n. an assembly of princes and delegates, the chief national council in several countries in Europe: (Scots law) the proceedings under a criminal libel: a clerical or ecclesiastical function in Scotland, a diet of worship.—n. Dī′etine, a minor or local diet.—Desert the diet, to abandon criminal proceedings under a particular libel—in Scotch usage. [O. Fr. diete—Low L. diæta—Gr. diaita; or acc. to Littré, from L. dies, a (set) day, with which usage cf. Ger. tag, a day, reichstag.]
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.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'DIET' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2533
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'DIET' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3129
Rank popularity for the word 'DIET' in Nouns Frequency: #1002
The numerical value of DIET in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of DIET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
Thou art all the comfort, The Gods will diet me with.
The only healthy diet is an all organic diet. -Johnny The Walker
If your boyfriend thinks that Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi is the balance diet for his breakfast, you're dating a Man-child.
The DASH diet has been our top diet overall for five years now and this is the fifth year we are evaluating and ranking diets.
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Translations for DIET
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- مجلس, نظام غذائي, حمية, برلمانArabic
- е́жа, дые́таBelarusian
- дие́та, хра́наBulgarian
- strava, dietaCzech
- Kokkai, Versammlung, Diät, Ernährung, Nahrung, Parlament, KostGerman
- διατροφή, σύνοδος, δίαιτα, διαιτολόγιο, συνέλευση, βουλήGreek
- laihis, ruokavalio, laihdutuskuuri, dieetti, valtiopäivätFinnish
- régime, parlement, DièteFrench
- דִּיאֶט, דִּיאֵטָהHebrew
- 議会, 飲食, 国会, ダイエットJapanese
- собрание, дие́та, и́схранаMacedonian
- rijksdag, dieet, parlementDutch
- еда́, пи́ща, дие́та, парла́мент, [[режим]] [[питание, кокка́й, стол, пита́ниеRussian
- dijéta, храна, ȉshrana, исхрана, hrána, дијетаSerbo-Croatian
- kost, diet, födaSwedish
- діє́та, ї́жаUkrainian
- nhịn ăn, kiêng ănVietnamese
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