- The definition of diet is lower in fat, sugar, calories, etc. than the regular product.
An example of diet is soda with zero calories.
- Diet is defined as a person's regularly consumed food and drink or it can mean regulating food intake to lose or gain weight.
- An example of diet is the eating of only vegetables.
- An example of diet is the cutting back to precisely 1800 calories per day.
- Diet means to change food intake to lose weight.
An example of diet is to eat only healthy foods and those with little to no fat.
Vegetables are part of a healthy diet.
- what a person or animal usually eats and drinks; daily fare
- figuratively, what a person regularly reads, listens to, does, etc.
- a special or limited selection of food and drink, chosen or prescribed to promote health or a gain or loss of weight
Origin of dietMiddle English diete ; from Old French ; from Medieval Latin dieta, diet, daily food allowance (meaning influenced, influence by diet) ; from Classical Latin diaeta ; from Classical Greek diaita, way of life, regimen ; from dia-, through + root of aisa, fate ; from Indo-European an unverified form aito-, share ; from base an unverified form ai-, to give, allot
Origin of dietME dieten < ML dietare
- Scot. a day's session of an assembly
- a formal assembly, as formerly of princes, electors, etc. of the Holy Roman Empire
- in some countries, a national or local legislative assembly
Origin of dietMiddle English diete ; from Old French ; from Medieval Latin dieta ; from Classical Latin dies, day: see deity
- The usual food and drink of a person or animal.
- A regulated selection of foods, as for medical reasons or cosmetic weight loss.
- Something used, enjoyed, or provided regularly: subsisted on a diet of detective novels during his vacation.
- Of or relating to a food regimen designed to promote weight loss in a person or an animal: the diet industry.
- a. Having fewer calories.b. Sweetened with a noncaloric sugar substitute.
- Designed to reduce or suppress the appetite: diet pills; diet drugs.
verbdi·et·ed, di·et·ing, di·ets
Origin of dietMiddle English diete, from Old French, from Latin diaeta, way of living, diet, from Greek diaita, back-formation from diaitāsthai, to live one's life, middle voice of diaitān, to treat.
- A national or local legislative assembly in certain countries, such as Japan.
- A formal general assembly of the princes or estates of the Holy Roman Empire.
Origin of dietMiddle English diete, day's journey, day for meeting, assembly, from Medieval Latin diēta, alteration (influenced by Latin diēs, day) of Latin diaeta, daily routine; see diet1.
- The food and beverage a person or animal consumes.
- The diet of the Giant Panda consists mainly of bamboo.
- (countable) A controlled regimen of food and drink, as to gain or lose weight or otherwise influence health.
- By extension, any habitual intake or consumption.
- He's been reading a steady diet of nonfiction for the last several years.
- (countable) A council or assembly of leaders; a formal deliberative assembly.
(third-person singular simple present diets, present participle dieting, simple past and past participle dieted)