Definition of diet
Origin of diet1
OTHER WORDS FROM dietdi·et·er, nounnon·di·et·er, nounnon·di·et·ing, adjective, noun
Words nearby diet
Other definitions for diet (2 of 2)
Origin of diet2
How to use diet in a sentence
He trains like a professional athlete in any other sport, with early-morning gym sessions, a diet of healthful foods and all-day practice.
Rather than revamp the industry, these critics suggest alternatives such as meat-free diets to fulfill our need for protein.Biotechnology Could Change the Cattle Industry. Will It Succeed?|Dyllan Furness|August 16, 2020|Singularity Hub
In some cases, bacteria could even use these electrons to fuel growth in much the same way that humans use electrons from carbohydrates in the diet for energy.Scientists stumbled across the first known manganese-fueled bacteria|Carolyn Beans|July 21, 2020|Science News
As a snapshot of the dino’s diet, the gut contents “can tell us more about dinosaur behavior,” Chin says.
Some of the data that scientists have about dinosaur diets comes from coprolites.
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
There was also the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet, and the cookie diet.
Still other people have moved away from the word “diet” altogether.
Limbaugh makes comments like this because his right-wing fans require a non–stop diet of race-baiting red meat.
“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
Excretion of these substances is greatly increased by a diet rich in nuclei, as sweetbreads and liver.
I'm not enamored of a straight meat diet as a rule, but that evening I was in no mood to carp at anything half-way eatable.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The stools of infants are yellow, owing partly to their milk diet and partly to the presence of unchanged bilirubin.
The poor fellow's health so gave way under this meagre diet, that he died before his course of study was finished.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
"I don't suppose any Frenchman is given to cannibalistic diet," he answered, smiling.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
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
Derived forms of dietdieter, noun
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