diet


1di·et

noun \ˈdī-ət\

Definition of DIET

1
a :  food and drink regularly provided or consumed
b :  habitual nourishment
c :  the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason
d :  a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one's weight <going on a diet>
2
:  something provided or experienced repeatedly <a diet of Broadway shows and nightclubs — Frederick Wyatt>

Origin of DIET

Middle English diete, from Anglo-French, from Latin diaeta, from Greek diaita, literally, manner of living, from diaitasthai to lead one's life
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with DIET

2diet

verb

: to eat less food or to eat only particular kinds of food in order to lose weight : to be on a diet

Full Definition of DIET

transitive verb
1
:  to cause to take food :  feed
2
:  to cause to eat and drink sparingly or according to prescribed rules
intransitive verb
:  to eat sparingly or according to prescribed rules
di·et·er noun

Examples of DIET

  1. I've been dieting for two months.

First Known Use of DIET

14th century

3diet

adjective

: having a smaller number of calories than usual

: intended to help people lose weight

Full Definition of DIET

1
:  reduced in calories <a diet soft drink>
2
:  promoting weight loss (as by depressing appetite) <diet pills>

First Known Use of DIET

1963

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

4diet

noun

Definition of DIET

1
:  a formal deliberative assembly of princes or estates
2
:  any of various national or provincial legislatures

Origin of DIET

Middle English diete day's journey, day set for a meeting, from Medieval Latin dieta, literally, daily regimen, diet (taken as a derivative of Latin dies day), from Latin diaeta
First Known Use: 1565

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