diet

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See also: Diet, diệt, diët, and DIET

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French diete, from Medieval Latin dieta "daily allowance, regulation, daily order", from Ancient Greek δίαιτα ‎(díaita).

Noun[edit]

diet ‎(plural diets)

  1. The food and beverage a person or animal consumes.
    The diet of the Giant Panda consists mainly of bamboo.
    • 2013, Martin D Buckland, ‎Lynda Hall, ‎Alan Mowlem, A Guide to Laboratory Animal Technology, page 56:
      It is common policy to order no more diet than will be used within one month.
  2. (countable) A controlled regimen of food and drink, as to gain or lose weight or otherwise influence health.
  3. By extension, any habitual intake or consumption.
    He's been reading a steady diet of nonfiction for the last several years.
  4. (countable, usually capitalized as a proper noun) A council or assembly of leaders; a formal deliberative assembly.
    They were given representation of some important diet committees.

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Verb[edit]

diet ‎(third-person singular simple present diets, present participle dieting, simple past and past participle dieted)

  1. (transitive) To regulate the food of (someone); to put on a diet.
  2. (intransitive) To modify one's food and beverage intake so as to decrease or increase body weight or influence health.
    I've been dieting for six months, and have lost some weight.
  3. (obsolete) To eat; to take one's meals.
    • Francis Bacon
      Let him [] diet in such places, where there is good company of the nation, where he travelleth.
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To cause to take food; to feed.
    • Othello
      But partly led to diet my revenge […].

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Adjective[edit]

diet ‎(not comparable)

  1. (of a food or beverage) Containing lower-than-normal amounts of fat, salt, sugar, and/or calories.
    diet soda
    • 1982, Consumer Guide, Dieter's Complete Guide to Calories, Carbohydrates, Sodiums, Fats & Cholesterol, page 18:
      Many grocery chains offer premium-priced lean or diet hamburger; but the fat content is usually at least 10 percent, sometimes 15 percent or more.
    • 1998, Andy Sae, Chemical Magic from the Grocery Store:
      The difference in weight (mass) of the regular and the diet drink of the same brand roughly equals to the amount of sugar in the regular drink.
    • 2010, Lonely Planet Peru (ISBN 1742203698), page 347:
      Diet Light (Pizarro 724; snacks S2-7; 9:30am-10pm)
      This perennially busy place serves not-very-diet, but yummy nonetheless, ice cream (S2 to S5) and whopping servings of mixed fruit (S3) – with ice cream.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:diet.
  2. (figuratively) Having the questionable traits subtracted.
    You folks reduce it to the bible only as being authoritative, impoverishing the faith. "Christianity Lite", diet Christianity for those who can't handle the Whole Meal.

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Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

diet ?? missing information., 1st conj., pres. deju, dej, dej, past deju

  1. to dance (archaic)

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Determiner[edit]

diet

  1. that (near the listener)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of diet (pronominal declension)
Nominative diet
Genitive dien
singular plural
Nominative diet diet
Genitive dien dieid
Accusative dien dieid
Illative diesa dieidda
Locative dies diein
Comitative dieinna dieiguin
Essive dienin

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin dieta ‎(daily allowance, regulation, daily order), from Ancient Greek δίαιτα ‎(díaita).

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diet f

  1. diet, régime; dieting

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English diet.

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diet ‎(plural diet, comparable)

  1. (of food or beverage) diet (containing lower-than-normal amounts of calories)

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

diet c

  1. a diet

Declension[edit]

Inflection of diet 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative diet dieten dieter dieterna
Genitive diets dietens dieters dieternas

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Zhuang[edit]

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diet

  1. iron (metal)