|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||a. a specific allowance or selection of food, esp prescribed to control weight or in disorders in which certain foods are contraindicated: a salt-free diet; a 900-calorie diet|
|b. (as modifier): a diet bread|
|2.||the food and drink that a person or animal regularly consumes: a diet of nuts and water|
|3.||regular activities or occupations|
|4.||(usually intr) to follow or cause to follow a dietary regimen|
|[C13: from Old French diete, from Latin diaeta, from Greek diaita mode of living, from diaitan to direct one's own life]|
|1.||(sometimes capital) a legislative assembly in various countries, such as Japan|
|2.||(sometimes capital) Also called: Reichstag the assembly of the estates of the Holy Roman Empire|
|a. the date fixed by a court for hearing a case|
|b. a single session of a court|
|[C15: from Medieval Latin diēta public meeting, probably from Latin diaeta|
diet di·et (dī'ĭt)
Food and drink in general.
A prescribed course of eating and drinking in which the amount and kind of food, as well as the times at which it is to be taken, are regulated for therapeutic purposes.
Reduction of caloric intake so as to lose weight.