Diet meaning

dīĭt
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.

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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.

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(scot.) A day's session of an assembly.
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A formal assembly, as formerly of princes, electors, etc. of the Holy Roman Empire.
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(microbiology) Abbreviation of direct interspecies electron transfer.
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The usual food and drink of a person or animal.
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A regulated selection of foods, as for medical reasons or cosmetic weight loss.
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A regulated selection of foods, as for medical reasons or cosmetic weight loss.
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Something used, enjoyed, or provided regularly.

Subsisted on a diet of detective novels during his vacation.

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Of or relating to a food regimen designed to promote weight loss in a person or an animal.

The diet industry.

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Designed to reduce or suppress the appetite.

Diet pills; diet drugs.

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To eat and drink according to a regulated system, especially so as to lose weight or control a medical condition.
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To regulate or prescribe food and drink for.
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A national or local legislative assembly in certain countries, such as Japan.
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A formal general assembly of the princes or estates of the Holy Roman Empire.
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To eat or cause to eat special or limited food, esp. for losing weight.
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Of or for a diet, esp. one designed for weight loss.

Diet pills.

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Containing fewer calories and hence not promoting weight gain.

Diet cola.

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In some countries, a national or local legislative assembly.
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The usual food and drink of a person or animal.
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Relating to a food regimen designed to promote weight loss in a person or animal.

The diet industry.

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Designed to reduce or suppress the appetite.

Diet pills; diet drugs.

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To eat and drink according to a regulated system, especially so as to lose weight or control a medical condition.
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To regulate or prescribe food and drink for someone.
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The definition of diet is lower in fat, sugar, calories, etc. than the regular product.

An example of diet is soda with zero calories.

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Origin of diet

  • 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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 diet1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition