What does DIET mean?

Definitions for DIETˈdaɪ ɪt

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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


  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

  8. 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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diet

    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.]

  2. 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

  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.

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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

Anagrams for DIET »

  1. edit

  2. tide

  3. tied


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIET in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steven Nissen:

    So if you go on a diet.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    The only way to be on the diet is to cheat.

  3. Fran Lebowitz:

    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  4. Aaron Ruth:

    Eighty percent of weight loss comes from diet.

  5. John Beard:

    Part of that is the traditional Japanese diet.

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