Definitions for DIETˈdaɪ ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•etˈdaɪ ɪt(n.)

  1. food and drink considered in terms of qualities, composition, and effects on health.

    Category: Nutrition

  2. a particular selection of food, esp. for improving a person's physical condition or to prevent or treat disease:

    a low-fat diet.

    Category: Nutrition

  3. such a selection or a limitation on the amount a person eats for reducing weight:

    to go on a diet.

    Category: Nutrition

  4. the foods habitually eaten by a particular person, animal, or group.

    Category: Nutrition

  5. any–thing habitually provided or partaken of:

    a steady diet of game shows and soap operas.

  6. (v.i.)to select or limit the food one eats, esp. to lose weight.

  7. to eat according to the requirements of a diet.

  8. (v.t.)to regulate or limit the food of.

  9. to feed.

  10. (adj.)suitable for consumption with a weight-reduction diet:

    diet soda.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of diet:

1175–1225; diete < OF < L diaeta < Gk díaita way of living

di′et•er(n.)

di•etˈdaɪ ɪt(n.)

  1. the legislative body of certain countries, as Japan.

    Category: Western History

  2. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diet(noun)

    a prescribed selection of foods

  2. diet(noun)

    a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan)

  3. diet(noun)

    the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal)

  4. diet, dieting(verb)

    the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)

  5. diet(verb)

    follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons

    "He has high blood pressure and must stick to a low-salt diet"

  6. diet(verb)

    eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. diet(noun)ˈdaɪ ɪt

    the type of food sb eats

    a healthy/unhealthy diet; diet and exercise; a diet of fruit and vegetables

  2. dietˈdaɪ ɪt

    the process of eating less in order to lose weight

    I'm going on a diet.

  3. diet(verb)ˈdaɪ ɪt

    to eat less in order to lose weight

    people who diet without exercising

Wiktionary

  1. diet(Noun)

    The food and beverage a person or animal consumes.

    The diet of the Giant Panda consists mainly of bamboo.

  2. diet(Noun)

    A controlled regimen of food and drink, as to gain or lose weight or otherwise influence health.

  3. diet(Noun)

    By extension, any habitual intake or consumption.

    He's been reading a steady diet of nonfiction for the last several years.

  4. diet(Noun)

    A council or assembly of leaders; a formal deliberative assembly.

  5. diet(Verb)

    To regulate the food of (someone); to put on a diet.

  6. diet(Verb)

    To modify one's food and beverage intake so as to decrease or increase body weight or influence health.

  7. Origin: From diete, from dieta, from δίαιτα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diet(noun)

    course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare

  2. Diet(noun)

    a course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed

  3. Diet(verb)

    to cause to take food; to feed

  4. Diet(verb)

    to cause to eat and drink sparingly, or by prescribed rules; to regulate medicinally the food of

  5. Diet(verb)

    to eat; to take one's meals

  6. Diet(verb)

    to eat according to prescribed rules; to ear sparingly; as, the doctor says he must diet

  7. Diet(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Diet

    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

  1. Diet

    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

  1. Diet

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DIET' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2533

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DIET' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3129

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DIET' in Nouns Frequency: #1002


Translations for DIET

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

diet(noun)

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.

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