See also: Diet, diệt, diët, and DIET

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

Etymology 1 edit

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).

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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.
    • 2021 February 3, Farhad Manjoo, “Can We Please Stop Talking About Stocks, Please?”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      Last week the aging video game retailer emerged as the hottest stock on Wall Street, a story just unexpected and absurd enough to fill the new Trump-shaped void in our nation’s media diet.
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  • Japanese: ダイエット
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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 2 edit

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

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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.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, →OCLC:
      they will diet themselves, feed and live alone.
    • 1887, Medical Press and Circular, volume 94, page 461:
      When all signs of effusion, dulness, pain, œgophony, and cough had disappeared he was dieted, stimulated, and tonicked.
    • 1920, Edward Carpenter, Pagan and Christian Creeds, New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., published 1921, page 45:
      As illustrating the belief that the Baptism by Blood was accompanied by a real regeneration of the devotee, Frazer quotes an ancient writer who says that for some time after the ceremony the fiction of a new birth was kept up by dieting the devotee on milk, like a new-born babe.
  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”, in The Essayes [], 3rd edition, London: [] Iohn Haviland for Hanna Barret, →OCLC:
      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 3 edit

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 Ancient Greek δῐ́αιτα (díaita, way of living, living space; decision, judgement), influenced by Latin diēs (day).

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

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).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /dit/
  • Hyphenation: diet
  • Rhymes: -it

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diet n (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) folk, people
  2. (Belgium, archaic) The combined Flemish, Dutch and Afrikaner people

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Etymology edit

Internationalism, borrowed from English diet, 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).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdiet̚/
  • Rhymes: -et, -t
  • Hyphenation: di‧ét

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diét (plural diet-diet, first-person possessive dietku, second-person possessive dietmu, third-person possessive dietnya)

  1. diet:
    1. the food and beverage a person or animal consumes; any habitual intake or consumption.
    2. a controlled regimen of food and drink, as to gain or lose weight or otherwise influence health.
      Synonym: pemakanan

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diet (?? missing information, 1st conjugation, present deju, dej, dej, past deju)

  1. to dance (archaic)

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Contraction edit

diet

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

Middle Irish edit

Etymology edit

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

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diet f

  1. diet, régime; dieting

Mutation edit

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

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Northern Sami edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Samic *tietë.

Pronunciation edit

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

Determiner edit

diet

  1. that (near the listener)

Inflection edit

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 reading edit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002–2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[3], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

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diet

  1. simple past and past participle of die

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Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English diet. Doublet of dieta.

Pronunciation edit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈdaj.t͡ʃi/ [ˈdaɪ̯.t͡ʃi], /ˈdaj.e.t͡ʃi/ [ˈdaɪ̯.e.t͡ʃi], (careful pronunciation) /ˈdaj.et/ [ˈdaɪ̯.et]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈdaj.te/ [ˈdaɪ̯.te], /ˈdaj.e.te/ [ˈdaɪ̯.e.te], (careful pronunciation) /ˈdaj.et/ [ˈdaɪ̯.et]

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diet (invariable)

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

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Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Old French diete.

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diet c

  1. a diet

Declension edit

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

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Etymology edit

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

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diet (1957–1982 spelling diet)

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