• synonyms


See more synonyms for dietary on Thesaurus.com
  1. of or relating to diet: a dietary cure.
Show More
noun, plural di·e·tar·ies.
  1. a regulated allowance of food.
  2. Obsolete. a system or course of diet.
Show More

Origin of dietary

1400–50; late Middle English dietarie system of diet. See diet1, -ary
Related formsdi·e·tar·i·ly, adverbpre·di·e·tar·y, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for dietary

succulent, good, edible, fit, safe, kosher, delicious, savory, comestible, dietary, restriction, regimen, fast, starvation, regime, digestible, nourishing, nutrient, nutritious, salutary

Examples from the Web for dietary

Contemporary Examples of dietary

Historical Examples of dietary

British Dictionary definitions for dietary


  1. of or relating to a diet
Show More
noun plural -taries
  1. a regulated diet
  2. a system of dieting
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for dietary


1610s, from Medieval Latin dietarius, from Latin diaetarius, from diaeta (see diet (n.1)).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

dietary in Medicine


  1. Of or relating to diet.
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.