Associations to the word «Diet»


DIET, noun. ​The food and beverage a person or animal consumes.
DIET, noun. (countable) A controlled regimen of food and drink, as to gain or lose weight or otherwise influence health.
DIET, noun. By extension, any habitual intake or consumption.
DIET, noun. (countable) (usually capitalized as a proper noun) A council or assembly of leaders; a formal deliberative assembly.
DIET, verb. (transitive) To regulate the food of (someone); to put on a diet.
DIET, verb. (intransitive) To modify one's food and beverage intake so as to decrease or increase body weight or influence health.
DIET, verb. (obsolete) To eat; to take one's meals.
DIET, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To cause to take food; to feed.
DIET, adjective. (of a food or beverage) Containing lower-than-normal amounts of fat, salt, sugar, and/or calories.
DIËT, noun. Rare spelling of diet.
DIET, abbreviation. (microbiology) Abbreviation of direct interspecies electron transfer.
DIET, proper noun. Alternative letter-case form of diet (council or assembly of leaders; a formal deliberative assembly).
DIET COKE, noun. (uncountable) (informal) A cola-based soft drink containing no or low amounts of sugar.
DIET COKE, noun. (countable) (informal) A bottle, glass or can of such a drink.
DIET COKES, noun. Plural of Diet Coke

Dictionary definition

DIET, noun. A prescribed selection of foods.
DIET, noun. A legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan).
DIET, noun. The usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal).
DIET, noun. The act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods).
DIET, verb. Follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons; "He has high blood pressure and must stick to a low-salt diet".
DIET, verb. Eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight.

Wise words

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