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ˈdaɪ ɪtdi·et

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diet

    Food is, in the popular sense, whatever one eats in contradistinction to what one drinks. Thus, we speak of food and drink, of wholesome, unwholesome, or indigestible food; but in a more scientific sense whatever, when taken into the digestive organs, serves to build up structure or supply waste may be termed food; the word is extended to plants to signify whatever taken in any way into the organism serves similar purposes; thus, we speak of liquid food, plant food, etc.; in this wider sense food is closely synonymous with nutriment, nourishment, and sustenance. Diet refers to the quantity and quality of food habitually taken, with reference to preservation of health. Victuals is a plain, homely word for whatever may be eaten; we speak of choice viands, cold victuals. Nourishment and sustenance apply to whatever can be introduced into the system as a means of sustaining life; we say of a convalescent, he is taking nourishment. Nutriment and nutrition have more of scientific reference to the vitalizing principles of various foods; thus, wheat is said to contain a great amount of nutriment. Regimen considers food as taken by strict rule, but applies more widely to the whole ordering of life. Fare is a general word for all table supplies, good or bad; as, sumptuous fare; wretched fare. Feed, fodder, and provender are used only of the food of the lower animals, feed denoting anything consumed, but more commonly grain, fodder denoting hay, cornstalks, or the like, sometimes called "long feed;" provender is dry feed, whether grain or hay, straw, etc. Forage denotes any kind of food suitable for horses and cattle, primarily as obtained by a military force in scouring the country, especially an enemy's country.

    Synonyms:
    aliment, fare, feed, fodder, food, forage, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, pabulum, provender, regimen, sustenance, viands, victuals

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diet

    Synonyms:
    food, victuals, nourishment, viands, nutriment, sustenance, fare, cheer, regimen

    Antonyms:
    starvation, fasting, abstinence, gluttony, omnivorousness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dietnoun

    a prescribed selection of foods

    Synonyms:
    dieting

  2. dietnoun

    a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan)

    Synonyms:
    dieting

  3. dietnoun

    the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal)

    Synonyms:
    dieting

  4. diet, dietingverb

    the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)

    Synonyms:
    dieting

  5. dietverb

    follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons

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

  6. dietverb

    eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dietnoun

    Synonyms:
    food, provision, victuals, aliment, nutriment, nourishment, subsistence, provision, fare, viands, regimen, cheer, rations, commons

  2. dietnoun

    Synonyms:
    assembly, convention, council, convocation, congress

  3. dietverb

    Synonyms:
    eat sparingly, eat by rule

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How to use diet in a sentence?

  1. Jennifer Shu:

    In moderation, it's never 'there's just one good food or perfect food or one bad food you have to avoid.' You have to know juice's place in the healthy diet, we prefer simply to let parents make their own decision about that.

  2. Arika Hoscheit:

    There is a wide range of ways to approach a ketogenic diet and some are healthier than others, there’s a reason we often hear references to a 'clean' keto diet or a 'dirty' keto diet. While a ketogenic diet is generally very high in fat, some people eat more fat than others and the types of fat and quality of food consumed vary widely from person to person.

  3. Glenn Keller:

    I think it's kind of been taken for granted, sleep health, sleep health is important enough that they want to consider it the third pillar of health that goes along with diet and exercise. The sleep kind of completes it.

  4. Laura Cobb:

    Normal weight people whose spouses went from being normal weight to obese were more likely to become obese, this suggests that changes in one spouse are likely to also be reflected in the other spouse, likely because of similar changes in diet, physical activity or other behaviors that impact obesity.

  5. Joanna Cohen:

    We looked at things like' healthy recipes,'' healthy diet,' those sort of things, to see if there were patterns in searches by day of the week. And indeed, at the beginning of the week -- specifically Monday and Tuesday -- more people are searching for healthy things, and then it sort of drops off as you get closer to the weekend.


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