What does Diet mean?

Definitions for Diet
ˈdaɪ ɪtDi·et

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dietnoun

    a prescribed selection of foods

  2. dietnoun

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

  3. dietnoun

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

  4. diet, dietingverb

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

  5. dietverb

    follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons

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

  6. dietverb

    eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight

Wiktionary

  1. dietnoun

    The food and beverage a person or animal consumes.

    The diet of the Giant Panda consists mainly of bamboo.

    Etymology: From diete, from dieta, from δίαιτα.

  2. dietnoun

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

    Etymology: From diete, from dieta, from δίαιτα.

  3. dietnoun

    By extension, any habitual intake or consumption.

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

    Etymology: From diete, from dieta, from δίαιτα.

  4. dietnoun

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

    Etymology: From diete, from dieta, from δίαιτα.

  5. dietverb

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

    Etymology: From diete, from dieta, from δίαιτα.

  6. dietverb

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

    Etymology: From diete, from dieta, from δίαιτα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dietnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Dietnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Dietverb

    to cause to take food; to feed

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Dietverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Dietverb

    to eat; to take one's meals

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Dietverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Dietnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

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.

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. diet

    The regulated food for patients in sick-bays and hospitals.

Editors Contribution

  1. diet

    An accurate, specific and moderate amount of a variety of plant-based food and a balance of other food groups and a sufficient amount of fluid in the form of a drink.

    Our diet is the food we eat and drink.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

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    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

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  1. edit

  2. tide

  3. tied

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  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

Examples of Diet in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Murray:

    In my experience as a clinician, as well as some studies that have been undertaken, many of the individuals who are family members have symptoms, though they may not have complained of those symptoms to their doctors, sometimes because they did not realize they were an abnormality and sometimes because they were never asked, in that circumstance, I often find in my practice that patients who go on a gluten-free diet, who themselves did not even appreciate the symptoms, often feel better.

  2. Neil Shay:

    There are differences between the way mice burn fat in the liver versus the way humans do, we also have tested the extracts, so we can’t extrapolate and advise people that they can eat grapes or drink wine and get this benefit. [It’s] way too premature. And don’t forget, healthy or not, they are adding calories to your diet. You can overeat healthy foods, and gain weight.

  3. Stuart Weiss:

    We always talk about diabetes and diabetes control being about diet and exercise, but we end up prescribing a lot of medications and don’t really focus that much on diet and exercise because that’s not easy.

  4. Laura Cobb:

    Normal weight people whose spouses went from being normal weight to obese were more likely to become obese, this suggests that changes in one spouse are likely to also be reflected in the other spouse, likely because of similar changes in diet, physical activity or other behaviors that impact obesity.

  5. Kristin Kirkpatrick:

    If you follow a very sound diet that has plenty of produce, plenty of plant-based foods like nuts and whole grains — that really helps in general to reduce overall inflammation throughout the entire body.

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