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
Examples from the Web for dieter
Three of the performers in said act, Richard Faughnan, Dieter Schepp and Mario, fell.Thrills and Too Many Spills: The Dangers of the Circus|Marina Watts|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since IIFYM takes both into consideration, it puts the dieter in a very good position right out of the gate.
Revulsion at Loughner and his acts is understandable, said Dieter.Jared Loughner Trial Could Expand Support for the Death Penalty|Lisa Miller|January 15, 2011|DAILY BEAST
On September 14, I reported that Pope Benedict XVI had made his pet schnauzer Dieter a cardinal.
Master Dieter has a sweetheart for every finger, though the lower part of his own body isn't quite as handsome as it might be.Complete Short Works|Georg Ebers
- 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
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.
"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).