Definition of Diet

1. Noun. A prescribed selection of foods.

2. Verb. Follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons. "He has high blood pressure and must stick to a low-salt diet"
Generic synonyms: Fast
Derivative terms: Dietary, Dieter, Dieting

3. Noun. A legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan).

4. Verb. Eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight.
Generic synonyms: Fast
Derivative terms: Dietary, Dieter, Dieting

5. Noun. The usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal).
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Generic synonyms: Fare
Derivative terms: Dietary, Dietetic, Dietetical, Dietician

6. Noun. The act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods).
Exact synonyms: Dieting
Generic synonyms: Fast, Fasting
Derivative terms: Dietary, Dietician

Definition of Diet

1. n. Course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare.

2. v. t. To cause to take food; to feed.

3. v. i. To eat; to take one's meals.

4. n. A legislative or administrative assembly in Germany, Poland, and some other countries of Europe; a deliberative convention; a council; as, the Diet of Worms, held in 1521.

5. n. Any of various national or local assemblies;

Definition of Diet

1. Noun. The food and beverage a person or animal consumes. ¹

2. Noun. A controlled regimen of food and drink, as to gain or lose weight or otherwise influence health. ¹

3. Noun. By extension, any habitual intake or consumption. ¹

4. Noun. A council or assembly of leaders; a formal deliberative assembly. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To regulate the food of (someone); to put on a diet. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To modify one's food and beverage intake so as to decrease or increase body weight or influence health. ¹

7. Noun. (rare spelling of diet) ¹

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Definition of Diet

1. to regulate one's daily sustenance [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Diet

1. Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal. This does not include diet therapy, a specific diet prescribed in the treatment of a disease. (12 Dec 1998)

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