1. [ noun ] (food) a prescribed selection of foods
Related terms: fare bland_diet high-vitamin_diet diabetic_diet carbohydrate_loading vegetarianism light_diet liquid_diet low-fat_diet low-sodium_diet reducing_diet soft_diet gluten-free_diet high-protein_diet balanced_diet allergy_diet
2. [ noun ] (food) the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal)
Related terms: fare animal
3. [ noun ] (politics) a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan)
Related terms: legislature Japan
4. [ verb ] (food) eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight
Related terms: fast dietary
5. [ verb ] (food) follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons

"He has high blood pressure and must stick to a low-salt diet"

Related terms: fast dietary
6. [ adjective ] having relatively few calories
Synonyms: lite low-cal light

"diet cola" "light (or lite) beer" "lite (or light) mayonnaise" "a low-cal diet"

Related terms: nonfat
7. [ noun ] (food) the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)
Synonyms: dieting
Related terms: fast
Similar spelling:   dit