See also: Diet, diệt, diët, and DIET

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdaɪət/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪət

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English diet, dyet, diete, from Old French diete, from Medieval Latin dieta (regimen, regulation; assembly), from Latin diaeta, from Ancient Greek δίαιτα (díaita).

NounEdit

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.
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AdjectiveEdit

diet (not comparable)

  1. (of a food or beverage) Containing less fat, salt, sugar, or calories than normal, or claimed to have such.
    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, 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 quotations using this term, see Citations:diet.
  2. (informal, figurative) Having certain traits subtracted.
    Synonym: lite
    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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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English dieten, dyeten, diȝeten, from Old French dïeter and Medieval Latin diētāre.

VerbEdit

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.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Travel
      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.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English diet, dyet, from Old French diete, from Medieval Latin diēta, diaeta (a public assembly; set day of trial; a day's journey), from Latin diēs (day).

NounEdit

diet (plural diets)

  1. (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.
  2. (Scotland) A session of exams
    • “Coronavirus: School exam timetable could be put back next year”, in BBC News website[1], BBC, 14 June 20, retrieved 23 June 20
      Normally the diet begins towards the end of April.
  3. (Scotland, law) The proceedings under a criminal libel.
  4. (Scotland) A clerical or ecclesiastical function in Scotland.
    a diet of worship

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Revival by Flemish nationalists of Middle Dutch diet (people, folk), from Proto-West Germanic *þeudu, from Proto-Germanic *þeudō, from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂. Compare Diets (Dutch, German).

NounEdit

diet n (uncountable)

  1. (Belgium) The Flemish people

LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. to dance (archaic)

DeclensionEdit

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Middle DutchEdit

ContractionEdit

diet

  1. Contraction of die dat.
  2. Contraction of die het.

Middle IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin diēta (daily allowance, regulation, daily order), from Ancient Greek δίαιτα (díaita).

NounEdit

diet f

  1. diet, régime; dieting

MutationEdit

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
diet diet
pronounced with /ð(ʲ)-/
ndiet
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Northern SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Samic *tietë.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈtie̯h(t)/

DeterminerEdit

diet

  1. that (near the listener)

InflectionEdit

Pronominal inflection
Nominative diet
Genitive dien
Singular Plural
Nominative diet diet
Accusative dien dieid
Genitive dien dieid
Illative diesa dieidda
Locative dies diein
Comitative dieinna dieiguin
Essive dienin

Further readingEdit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[2], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

diet

  1. simple past and past participle of die

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English diet.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

diet (plural diet, comparable)

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

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French diete

NounEdit

diet c

  1. a diet

DeclensionEdit

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

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ZhuangEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese (MC tʰet̚). Doublet of lek and lik.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

diet (old orthography diet)

  1. iron (metal).
    Synonyms: lek (dialectal), lik (dialectal), faz (dialectal)