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Definitions of diet

  1. follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons
  2. the act of restricting your food intake ( or your intake of particular foods)
  3. the usual food and drink consumed by an organism ( person or animal)
  4. a prescribed selection of foods
  5. a legislative assembly in certain countries ( e. g., Japan)
  6. eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight
  7. having relatively few calories; " diet cola"; " light ( or lite) beer"; " lite ( or light) mayonnaise"; " a low- cal diet"
  8. follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons; " He has high blood pressure and must stick to a low- salt diet"
  9. Course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare.
  10. A course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed.
  11. To cause to take food; to feed.
  12. To cause to eat and drink sparingly, or by prescribed rules; to regulate medicinally the food of.
  13. To eat; to take one's meals.
  14. To eat according to prescribed rules; to ear sparingly; as, the doctor says he must diet.
  15. 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.
  16. Any of various national or local assemblies;
  17. Occasionally, the Reichstag of the German Empire, Reichsrath of the Austrian Empire, the federal legislature of Switzerland, etc.
  18. The legislature of Denmark, Sweden, Japan, or Hungary.
  19. The state assembly or any of various local assemblies in the states of the German Empire, as the legislature ( Landtag) of the kingdom of Prussia, and the Diet of the Circle ( Kreistag) in its local government.
  20. The local legislature ( Landtag) of an Austrian province.
  21. In the old German or Holy Roman Empire, the great formal assembly of counselors ( the Imperial Diet or Reichstag) or a small, local, or informal assembly of a similar kind ( the Court Diet, or Hoftag).
  22. A legislative or administrative assembly in Germany, Poland, and some other countries of Europe; a deliberative convention; a council; as, the of Worms, held in 1521.
  23. The state assembly or any of various local assemblies in the states of the German Empire, as the legislature ( Landtag) of the kingdom of Prussia, and the of the Circle ( Kreistag) in its local government.
  24. The federative assembly of the old Germanic Confederation ( 1815 - 66).
  25. In the old German or Holy Roman Empire, the great formal assembly of counselors ( the Imperial or Reichstag) or a small, local, or informal assembly of a similar kind ( the Court Diet, or Hoftag).
  26. Solid or liquid food; manner of living, with special reference to food; a prescribed course of food, intended as a health measure; a national or lawmaking assembly.
  27. Mode of living with especial reference to food: food prescribed by a physician: allowance of provision.
  28. To furnish with food.
  29. To eat: to take food according to rule.
  30. An assembly of princes and delegates, the chief national council in several countries in Europe.
  31. An assembly of princes and delegates.
  32. Dietary; dietetic.
  33. Habitual or prescribed food.
  34. To take food according to rule.
  35. To regulate the food and drink of; take food and drink by rule; eat sparingly.
  36. A regulated course of eating and drinking; the daily fare; victuals.
  37. A legislative body; council.
  38. Food; food prescribed by a physician; allowance of provision.
  39. A convention for legislative or administrative purposes of princes, dignitaries, delegates, & c., on the Continent.
  40. To board; to take food by rules prescribed; to furnish aliment to.
  41. To eat according to rules prescribed; to eat.
  42. To furnish food; to eat according to prescribed rules.
  43. A deliberative assembly formerly held in Germany and Poland, and now in the Austrian empire and Switzerland; a parliament; in Scot., a meeting in a church for divine worship.
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Usage examples for diet

  1. Doctor Diet and Doctor Quiet. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. You, are suffering not from diet, but from monotony of diet- and you want a change. – Where No Fear Was A Book About Fear by Arthur Christopher Benson
  3. They had ten months of spare diet- no wine- hard gymnastic exercises every day, until not an ounce of superfluous flesh was upon their muscles, before they were allowed to run in the arena. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  4. " A thin diet, sometimes," Curtis replied. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  5. The Saxon cities readily agreed, at the Diet at Torgau, to a great addition to the land tax, as money was to be obtained everywhere in superfluity. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  6. In the mean time many of our people fell sick, and became weak through grief, cold, bad air, bad diet, wretched lodging, and heavy irons. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  7. While eating with an appetite born of a protracted canned diet it is to be feared that he fed just as ravenously on the atmosphere shed by her luxurious presence. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  8. Before that Diet was held, the Papists had made the Emperor believe that our doctrine was altogether frivolous; and when he came to the Diet, he should see that they would put us all to silence, insomuch that none of us should be able to speak a word in defence of our religion; but it fell out far otherwise; for we openly and freely confessed the Gospel before the Emperor and the whole Empire. – Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther by Martin Luther
  9. The following routine of diet and exercise made one of the great singers, and kept her great for a quarter of a century. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  10. I go in response to a call from the greatest nobles in Courland, to lay my claims respectfully before the august Diet of Courland. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  11. I did that all the winter, last year, when I was on milk diet." – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  12. Only now and then does it become advisable to add iron deliberately to the diet. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  13. He is no longer dependent upon milk diet. – The Adventures of Akbar by Flora Annie Steel
  14. I should rather think it was no diet, doctor. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  15. The fathers lived on a simple diet and no meat was allowed. – A Journey Through France in War Time by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  16. And the less their systems have rebelled against and have rejected, but, on the contrary, have conformed to and have thriven upon such brute- diet, the cruder are their organisations. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  17. " We'll have a special beef- tea diet for you, and bath- chairs. – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  18. I laughed it off, and told him that a fish diet was excellent for the brains! – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
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