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diet


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diet  \Di"et\,  n.  Specifically: 
  Any  of  various  national  or  local  assemblies;  as 
  a  Occasionally,  the  Reichstag  of  the  German  Empire, 
  Reichsrath  of  the  Austrian  Empire,  the  federal 
  legislature  of  Switzerland,  etc 
  b  The  legislature  of  Denmark,  Sweden,  Japan,  or  Hungary. 
  c  The  state  assembly  or  any  of  various  local  assemblies  in 
  the  states  of  the  German  Empire,  as  the  legislature 
  (Landtag)  of  the  kingdom  of  Prussia,  and  the  Diet  of  the 
  Circle  Kreistag  in  its  local  government. 
  d  The  local  legislature  (Landtag)  of  an  Austrian  province. 
  e  The  federative  assembly  of  the  old  Germanic  Confederation 
  (1815  --  66). 
  f  In  the  old  German  or  Holy  Roman  Empire,  the  great  formal 
  assembly  of  counselors  (the  Imperial  Diet  or  Reichstag) 
  or  a  small  local,  or  informal  assembly  of  a  similar  kind 
  (the  Court  Diet,  or  Hoftag). 
 
  Note:  The  most  celebrated  Imperial  Diets  are  the  three 
  following,  all  held  under  Charles  V.: 
 
  {Diet  of  Worms},  1521,  the  object  of  which  was  to  check  the 
  Reformation  and  which  condemned  Luther  as  a  heretic; 
 
  {D.  of  Spires,  or  Speyer},  1529,  which  had  the  same  object 
  and  issued  an  edict  against  the  further  dissemination  of 
  the  new  doctrines,  against  which  edict  Lutheran  princes 
  and  deputies  protested  (hence  Protestants): 
 
  {D.  of  Augsburg},  1530,  the  object  of  which  was  the 
  settlement  of  religious  disputes,  and  at  which  the 
  Augsburg  Confession  was  presented  but  was  denounced  by  the 
  emperor,  who  put  its  adherents  under  the  imperial  ban. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diet  \Di"et\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  eat;  to  take  one's  meals.  [Obs.] 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diet  \Di"et\,  n.  [F.  di[`e]te,  LL  dieta,  diaeta,  an  assembly,  a 
  day's  journey;  the  same  word  as  diet  course  of  living,  but 
  with  the  sense  changed  by  L.  dies  day:  cf  G.  tag  day?  and 
  {Reichstag}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diet  \Di"et\,  n.  [F.  di[`e]te,  L.  diaeta,  fr  Gr  ?  manner  of 
  living.] 
  1.  Course  of  living  or  nourishment;  what  is  eaten  and  drunk 
  habitually;  food;  victuals;  fare.  ``No  inconvenient 
  diet.''  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diet  \Di"et\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dieted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dieting}.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  take  food;  to  feed.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diet 
  adj  :  having  relatively  few  calories;  "diet  cola";  "light  (or 
  lite)  beer";  "lite  (or  light)  mayonnaise";  "a  low-cal 
  diet"  [syn:  {diet(a)},  {light},  {lite},  {low-cal}] 
  n  1:  a  prescribed  selection  of  foods 
  2:  a  legislative  assembly  in  certain  countries  (e.g.,  Japan) 
  3:  the  usual  food  and  drink  consumed  by  an  organism  (person  or 
  animal) 
  4:  the  act  of  restricting  your  food  intake  (or  your  intake  of 
  particular  foods)  [syn:  {dieting}] 
  v  1:  follow  a  regimen  or  a  diet,  as  for  health  reasons 
  2:  eat  sparingly,  for  health  reasons  or  to  lose  weight 




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