- 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.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- 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: Middle English diete ; from Old French ; from Midieval 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 plush root of aisa, fate ; from Indo-European an unverified form aito-, share ; from base an unverified form ai-, to give, allot
Origin: ME dieten < ML dietare
- dieter noun
- 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: Middle English diete ; from Old French ; from Midieval Latin dieta ; from Classical Latin dies, day: see deity
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- 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.
Origin: Middle 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.
- diˈet·er noun
- 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: Middle 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.
diet - Medical Definition
- Food and drink in general.
- A prescribed course of eating and drinking in which the amount and kind of food, as well as the times at which it is to be taken, are regulated for therapeutic purposes.
- Reduction of caloric intake so as to lose weight.