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Meaning of "diet" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DIET

From Old French diete, from Latin diaeta, from Greek diaita mode of living, from diaitan to direct one's own life.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DIET

diet  [ˈdaɪət] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DIET

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Diet is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb diet in English.

WHAT DOES DIET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of diet in the English dictionary

The first definition of diet in the dictionary is a specific allowance or selection of food, esp prescribed to control weight or in disorders in which certain foods are contraindicated. Other definition of diet is the food and drink that a person or animal regularly consumes. Diet is also regular activities or occupations.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DIET

PRESENT

Present
I diet
you diet
he/she/it diets
we diet
you diet
they diet
Present continuous
I am dieting
you are dieting
he/she/it is dieting
we are dieting
you are dieting
they are dieting
Present perfect
I have dieted
you have dieted
he/she/it has dieted
we have dieted
you have dieted
they have dieted
Present perfect continuous
I have been dieting
you have been dieting
he/she/it has been dieting
we have been dieting
you have been dieting
they have been dieting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I dieted
you dieted
he/she/it dieted
we dieted
you dieted
they dieted
Past continuous
I was dieting
you were dieting
he/she/it was dieting
we were dieting
you were dieting
they were dieting
Past perfect
I had dieted
you had dieted
he/she/it had dieted
we had dieted
you had dieted
they had dieted
Past perfect continuous
I had been dieting
you had been dieting
he/she/it had been dieting
we had been dieting
you had been dieting
they had been dieting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will diet
you will diet
he/she/it will diet
we will diet
you will diet
they will diet
Future continuous
I will be dieting
you will be dieting
he/she/it will be dieting
we will be dieting
you will be dieting
they will be dieting
Future perfect
I will have dieted
you will have dieted
he/she/it will have dieted
we will have dieted
you will have dieted
they will have dieted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been dieting
you will have been dieting
he/she/it will have been dieting
we will have been dieting
you will have been dieting
they will have been dieting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would diet
you would diet
he/she/it would diet
we would diet
you would diet
they would diet
Conditional continuous
I would be dieting
you would be dieting
he/she/it would be dieting
we would be dieting
you would be dieting
they would be dieting
Conditional perfect
I would have diet
you would have diet
he/she/it would have diet
we would have diet
you would have diet
they would have diet
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been dieting
you would have been dieting
he/she/it would have been dieting
we would have been dieting
you would have been dieting
they would have been dieting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you diet
we let´s diet
you diet
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to diet
Past participle
dieted
Present Participle
dieting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DIET


antiriot
ˌæntɪˈraɪət
ariot
əˈraɪət
Byatt
ˈbaɪət
disquiet
dɪsˈkwaɪət
fiat
ˈfaɪət
hypnodiet
ˈhɪpnəʊˌdaɪət
inquiet
ɪnˈkwaɪət
misdiet
ˌmɪsˈdaɪət
piet
ˈpaɪət
preriot
priːˈraɪət
pyat
ˈpaɪət
pyet
ˈpaɪət
pyot
ˈpaɪət
quiet
ˈkwaɪət
riot
ˈraɪət
ryot
ˈraɪət
ultraquiet
ˌʌltrəˈkwaɪət
unquiet
ʌnˈkwaɪət
Wyatt
ˈwaɪət

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DIET

diestrus
diet drink
diet food
diet pill
dietarian
dietarily
dietary
dietary fibre
dietary supplement
dieter
dietetic
dietetical
dietetically
dietetics
diether
diethyl ether
diethylamide
diethylamine
diethylene
diethylene glycol

WORDS THAT END LIKE DIET

anti-Soviet
calorie-controlled diet
crash diet
curiet
dronkverdriet
high-fibre diet
Jolliet
Juliet
meat diet
milk diet
on the quiet
palmiet
pro-Soviet
Ruhrgebiet
Sino-Soviet
slimming diet
soviet
spaviet
starvation diet
Supreme Soviet

Synonyms and antonyms of diet in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DIET»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «diet» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of diet

Translation of «diet» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DIET

Find out the translation of diet to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of diet from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «diet» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

饮食
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dieta
570 millions of speakers

English

diet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आहार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نِظَامٌ غِذَائِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

диета
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dieta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খাদ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

régime
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Diet
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nahrung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

日常の食べ物
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

식이 요법
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

diet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chế độ ăn uống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உணவில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आहार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

diyet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dieta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dieta
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дієта
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dietă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διαίτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dieet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

diet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

diett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of diet

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DIET»

The term «diet» is very widely used and occupies the 4.312 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DIET» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about diet

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «DIET»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word diet.
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Pamela Anderson
I don't do the gym and I don't diet. I'm vegetarian but I don't diet.
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Robert Atkins
You take the healthiest diet in the world, if you gave those people vitamins, they would be twice as healthy. So vitamins are valuable.
3
Robert Atkins
I have had cardiomyopathy, which is a non-coronary condition and is in no way related to diet.
4
William Banting
For the sake of argument and illustration I will presume that certain articles of ordinary diet, however beneficial in youth, are prejudicial in advanced life, like beans to a horse, whose common ordinary food is hay and corn.
5
Nick Carter
I freak out if I go a little too long without being in the gym. For a long time it was all about getting the weight off because I was 240 pounds at my heaviest, and now I'm around 175, so the majority of that weight loss was due to diet and exercise.
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Barbara Cartland
The right diet directs sexual energy into the parts that matter.
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Henry Cavill
You can train and train until you are blue in the face, but you've got to diet, you've got to have that leanness because if you are not lean, your abs won't show. Of course, the training has to be put in, but then you've to shed all the fat and keep the fat off. And that's how you get an eight pack.
8
Julia Child
In the 1970s we got nouvelle cuisine, in which a lot of the old rules were kicked over. And then we had cuisine minceur, which people mixed up with nouvelle cuisine but was actually fancy diet cooking.
9
Linford Christie
Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise.
10
Jorge Cruise
The 3-hour diet is absolutely safe - in fact it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle! Once you reach your goal weight, you just adjust the portion sizes slightly to maintain that optimal weight.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DIET»

Discover the use of diet in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to diet and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Great American Detox Diet: 8 Weeks to Weight Loss and ...
A vegan chef and holistic nutritionist offers a comprehensive and effective detox program designed to help individuals improve their eating habits, lose weight, overcome sugar addictions, improve chronic ailments, increase energy, eliminate ...
Alex Jamieson, 2005
2
The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss
Citing the role of fiber in the establishment of a permanent healthy diet and weight-loss goals, a top nutritionist provides more than seventy-five recipes and definitive guidelines designed to help readers bolster energy levels, lower ...
Tanya Zuckerbrot, 2007
3
Diet for a New America
A second edition of the nutrition classic takes a hard look at the average American's diet and the health problems it can cause, describes the methods used in raising and slaughtering animals for our meat and poultry, and suggests healthful ...
‎1987
4
Extreme Fat Smash Diet: With More Than 75 Recipes
Dr. Ian Smith's Extreme Fat Smash Diet is safe, fast and ultra-effective--taking his proven weight loss system to its hard core.
Ian K. Smith, M.D., 2007
5
The Everything Paleolithic Diet Book: An All-Natural, ...
You'll learn to prepare 150 nutritious recipes, including: Bacon and Vegetable Omelet Chicken with Sauteed Tomatoes and Pine Nuts Thai Coconut Scallops Roasted Pork Tenderloin Nutty Chocolate Trail Mix Mango Creamsicle Sorbet Featuring ...
Jodie Cohen, Gilaad Cohen, 2011
6
The UltraSimple Diet: Kick-Start Your Metabolism and Safely ...
Offers an accelerated program designed to help readers lose weight quickly and keep it off, in a guide that features menus, exercise routines, and stress reduction techniques.
Mark Hyman, 2009
7
Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes
A noted author offers a diet plan that incorporates a low GI diet, meal spacing and meal replacements to help dieters lose 20 pounds in a month and a half. 150,000 first printing.
Ian Smith, 2013
8
The Healthy Green Drink Diet: Advice and Recipes for Happy ...
Celebrities, models, and nutritionists to the stars are all about the "green" drink—here's how to enjoy them at home.
Jason Manheim, 2012
9
The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book
Hundreds of new recipes for dishes that taste terrific but stick to the diet rules so important for controlling M.S.--now completely revised to conform to the latest medical research. From the Hardcover edition.
Roy Laver Swank, Barbara Brewer Dugan, 2011
10
Flat Belly Diet!
Offer advice on how to target middle-body fat stores using strategic food combinations, in a guide that also makes recommendations for reducing stress, sleeping more productively, and staying committed to a healthier lifestyle.
Liz Vaccariello, Cynthia Sass, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DIET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term diet is used in the context of the following news items.
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Is a fasting diet the key to weight loss? | Fox News
According to a study published in Cell Metabolism, a diet that mimics fasting can actually reduce your risk factors for aging, cancer, diabetes ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
2
Vegans Rule! Why a Plant-Based Diet is Best for Weight Loss - Shape
Paleo may be the diet du jour for trimming excess fat, but you may actually be better off nixing meat if you're looking to lose weight: People who ... «Shape Magazine, Jul 15»
3
Gluten-free Glutton: Finally, two books debunk the gluten-free fad diet
I learned about the prophet's diet in Alan Levinovitz's book, “The Gluten Lie.” Levinovitz is a religious scholar at James Madison University who ... «Florida Times-Union, Jul 15»
4
Video: Kings prospect Sim Bhullar credits new healthy diet for …
Video: Kings prospect Sim Bhullar credits new healthy diet for weight loss. Sim Bhullar, the Sacramento Kings prospect who last season became the first player ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»
5
7 reasons your diet isn't working - BT
Can't lose weight? 7 reasons why your diet isn't working. We ask a personal trainer to give us the lowdown on common mistakes made by ... «BT.com, Jul 15»
6
Angus beef to give up your diet for | Inquirer lifestyle
This is slow-roasted fork-tender beef served with demi glace gravy and rice. Instead of rice, I ordered mashed potato. Hala, wala nang diet diet! «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
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A High Fat Diet May Convince Us To Overeat By Wrecking Havoc …
The authors treated the rats in their study to one of two meal plans: a regular diet with a daily fat content of about six percent, and a sinful ... «Medical Daily, Jul 15»
8
In Your Cart: Diet Soda: Is It Bad For You? - WZZM 13
Sheryl Lozicki is a Registered Dietitian at Mercy Health Saint Mary's and the Director of Nutrition and Wellness. "Is my Diet Soda Bad For Me? «WZZM, Jul 15»
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'Western' Diet Making The World Fatter, Less Health - AskMen
With the developing nations becoming more urbanized, so grows their desire to live a more “Western” lifestyle. That includes our diet, which is ... «AskMen, Jul 15»
10
7 Reasons to get more Probiotics in your Diet | WGNO
We often hear the term “probiotic,” especially when it comes to yogurt and its impact on digestive health, and science is continually finding new ... «WGNO, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Diet [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/diet>. Dec 2019 ».
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