verb (used with object), di·et·ed, di·et·ing.
verb (used without object), di·et·ed, di·et·ing.
- diet kitchen,
- diet pill,
- diet pyramid,
- dietary amenorrhea
Origin of diet1
Origin of diet2
Examples from the Web for diet
Park employees helped John quit tobacco by way of a butts-proof glass enclosure, a drastic change in diet, and regular exercise.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence|Bill Schulz|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still other people have moved away from the word “diet” altogether.
“Butter has always been a healthy part of the diet in almost every culture; butter is a traditional food,” Asprey says.Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food|DailyBurn|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yeonmi had been hospitalized at the time for a stomach illness, likely from her diet of rotten potatoes.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“My diet was designed to prevent carbohydrate cravings,” Watson told The Daily Beast.
Meat-eating beasts will change their habit of diet, and eat grain and herbs.Quiet Talks about Jesus|S. D. Gordon
The diet consists, in a great measure, of vegetables, and includes a large variety of pastry.The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I.|Anonymous
Take care to live very cool, and let your diet be rather low.The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son|The Earl of Chesterfield
Meanwhile round the hall of the diet a riot had broken out; the soldiers intervened and blood was shed.
The proposal was brought before the diet of the cantons assembled at Lucerne.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
- a specific allowance or selection of food, esp prescribed to control weight or in disorders in which certain foods are contraindicateda salt-free diet; a 900-calorie diet
- (as modifier)a diet bread
Word Origin for diet
- the date fixed by a court for hearing a case
- a single session of a court
Word Origin for diet
"regular food," early 13c., from Old French diete (13c.) "diet, pittance, fare," from Medieval Latin dieta "parliamentary assembly," also "a day's work, diet, daily food allowance," from Latin diaeta "prescribed way of life," from Greek diaita, originally "way of life, regimen, dwelling," related to diaitasthai "lead one's life," and from diaitan, originally "separate, select" (food and drink), frequentative of *diainysthai "take apart," from dia- "apart" + ainysthai "take," from PIE root *ai- "to give, allot." Often with a sense of restriction since 14c.; hence put (someone) on a diet (mid-15c.).
"assembly," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin dieta, variant of diaeta "daily office (of the Church), daily duty, assembly, meeting of counselors," from Greek diaita (see diet (n.1)), but associated with Latin dies "day" (see diurnal).
late 14c., "to regulate one's diet for the sake of health," from Old French dieter, from diete (see diet (n.1)); meaning "to regulate oneself as to food" (especially against fatness) is from 1650s. Related: Dieted; dieting. An obsolete word for this is banting. The adjective in this sense (Diet Coke, etc.) is from 1963, originally American English.