diet

  • 21 diet — n. 1) to be on, follow, stick to a diet; to go on a diet 2) to prescribe a diet 3) a balanced, well balanced; bland; crash; reducing; special; starvation; steady; therapeutic diet 4) a high calorie; high carbohydrate; high fiber, high fibre; high …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 22 diet*/*/ — [ˈdaɪət] noun I 1) [C/U] the food that a person or animal usually eats Try to eat a balanced diet.[/ex] The bird has a diet of nuts and berries.[/ex] 2) [C] a limited range or amount of food that someone chooses to eat in order to be healthy or… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 23 diet — {{11}}diet (1) regular food, early 13c., from O.Fr. diete (13c.) diet, pittance, fare, from M.L. dieta parliamentary assembly, also a day s work, diet, daily food allowance, from L. diaeta prescribed way of life, from Gk. diaita, originally way… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 24 diet — 1 noun 1 KIND OF FOOD (C, U) the kind of food that someone eats each day: It is important to have a balanced, healthy diet. | a vegetarian diet (+ of): They exist on a diet of fish. 2 TO GET THIN (C) a limited range and amount of food that you… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 25 diet — I di•et [[t]ˈdaɪ ɪt[/t]] n. 1) nut food and drink considered in terms of qualities, composition, and effects on health 2) nut a particular selection of food, esp. for improving a person s physical condition or to prevent or treat disease: a low… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 26 diet — I. noun Etymology: Middle English diete, from Anglo French, from Latin diaeta, from Greek diaita, literally, manner of living, from diaitasthai to lead one s life Date: 13th century 1. a. food and drink regularly provided or consumed b. habitual… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 27 diet — 1. Food and drink in general. 2. A prescribed course of eating and drinking in which the amount and kind of food, as well as the times at which it is to be taken, are regulated for therapeutic purposes. 3. Reduction of caloric intake so as to… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 28 diet — 1. noun a) The food and beverage a person or animal consumes. The diet of the Giant Panda consists mainly of bamboo. b) A controlled regimen of food and drink, as to gain or lose weight or otherwise influence health …

    Wiktionary

  • 29 diet — 1. noun 1) a healthy diet Syn: food, nutrition, eating habits 2) she s on a diet Syn: dietary regime, regimen, restricted diet, fast, abstinence • Ant …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 30 diet — I. /ˈdaɪət / (say duyuht) noun 1. food considered in terms of its qualities, composition, and its effects on health: milk is a wholesome article of diet. 2. a particular selection of food, especially as prescribed to improve the physical… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 31 diet — I 1. noun health problems related to your diet Syn: selection of food, food, foodstuffs; informal grub, nosh 2. verb she dieted for most of her life Syn: be on a diet, eat sparingly; lose weight, watch one s weight, reduce, slenderize II noun …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 32 diet — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. parliament, congress; food, aliment, edibles, intake, victuals; regimen. See food, remedy, assemblage, council. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [What one eats] Syn. fare, intake, daily bread*, nutrition; see… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 33 diet — [13] Diet comes, via Old French diete and Latin diaeta, from Greek díaita ‘mode of life’. This was used by medical writers, such as Hippocrates, in the specific sense ‘prescribed mode of life’, and hence ‘prescribed regimen of food’. It has been… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 34 diet — [13] Diet comes, via Old French diete and Latin diaeta, from Greek díaita ‘mode of life’. This was used by medical writers, such as Hippocrates, in the specific sense ‘prescribed mode of life’, and hence ‘prescribed regimen of food’. It has been… …

    Word origins

  • 35 diet — 1. n. & v. n. 1 the kinds of food that a person or animal habitually eats. 2 a special course of food to which a person is restricted, esp. for medical reasons or to control weight. 3 a regular occupation or series of activities to which one is… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 36 Diet —    The main food items in ancient Egypt were bread and beer. Depending on wealth, the diet could be supplemented by fish from the Nile; such fowl as ducks and geese, either domestic or killed in the wild; and meat in the form of cattle, sheep, or …

    Ancient Egypt

  • 37 Diet — n. National Diet of Japan, Japan s legislature that consists of two houses (the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 38 diet — diet1 noun 1》 the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. 2》 a special course of food to which a person restricts themselves to lose weight or for medical reasons.     ↘[as modifier] (of food or drink) with reduced fat… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 39 diet — I. n. 1. Food, provision, victuals, aliment, nutriment, nourishment, subsistence, provision, fare, viands, regimen, cheer, rations, commons. 2. Assembly, convention, council, convocation, congress, parliament. II. v. n. 1. Eat sparingly, eat by… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 40 diet — n. the mixture of foods that a person eats. A balanced diet contains the correct proportions of all the nutrients, i.e. vitamins, minerals (calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, chlorine, sulphur, magnesium, and the trace elements), and dietary …

    The new mediacal dictionary