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diet

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noun di·et \ˈdī-ət\

Definition of diet

  1. 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. 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

Rhymes with diet


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diet

verb di·et

Simple Definition of diet

  • : 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to take food :  feed

  3. 2 :  to cause to eat and drink sparingly or according to prescribed rules

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to eat sparingly or according to prescribed rules

di·et·er noun

Examples of diet

  1. I've been dieting for two months.



14th Century

First Known Use of diet

14th century


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diet

adjective di·et

Simple Definition of diet

  • : having a smaller number of calories than usual

  • : intended to help people lose weight

Full Definition of diet

  1. 1 :  reduced in calories <a diet soft drink>

  2. 2 :  promoting weight loss (as by depressing appetite) <diet pills>

1963

First Known Use of diet

1963


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diet

noun di·et

Definition of diet

  1. 1 :  a formal deliberative assembly of princes or estates

  2. 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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