Diet

Definition of Diet

Di´et
n.1.Course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare.
2.A course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed.
To fast like one that takes diet.
- Shak.
Diet kitchen
a kitchen in which diet is prepared for invalids; a charitable establishment that provides proper food for the sick poor.
v. t.1.To cause to take food; to feed.
[imp. & p. p. Dieted; p. pr. & vb. n. Dieting.]
2.To cause to eat and drink sparingly, or by prescribed rules; to regulate medicinally the food of.
She diets him with fasting every day.
- Spenser.
v. i.1.To eat; to take one's meals.
Let him . . . diet in such places, where there is good company of the nation, where he traveleth.
- Bacon.
2.To eat according to prescribed rules; to ear sparingly; as, the doctor says he must diet.
n.1.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.

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