verb (used with object), di·et·ed, di·et·ing.
verb (used without object), di·et·ed, di·et·ing.
Origin of diet1
Definition for diet (2 of 2)
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
British Dictionary definitions for diet (1 of 2)
- 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
British Dictionary definitions for diet (2 of 2)
- the date fixed by a court for hearing a case
- a single session of a court