KJV Dictionary Definition: diet
DIET, n. L., Gr., manner of living, mode of life prescribe by a physician, food, a room, parlor or bed room. In the middle ages, this word was used to denote the provision or food for one day, and for a journey of one day. Hence it seems to be from dies, day, or its root; and hence the word may have come to signify a meal or supper, and the room occupied for eating.
1. Food or victuals; as, milk is a wholesome diet; flesh is nourishing diet.
2. Food regulated by a physician, or by medical rules; food prescribed for the prevention or cure of disease, and limited in kind or quantity. I restrained myself to a regular diet of flesh once a day.
3. Allowance of provision.
For his diet there was a continual diet given him by the king. Jeremiah 52.
4. Board, or boarding; as, to pay a certain sum for diet, washing and lodging.
DIET, n. G. An assembly of the states or circles of the empire of Germany and of Poland; a convention of princes, electors, ecclesiastical dignitaries, and representatives of free cities, to deliberate on the affairs of the empire. There are also diets of states and cantons.
1. To feed; to board; to furnish provisions for; as, the master diets his apprentice.
2. To take food by rules prescribed; as, an invalid should carefully diet himself.
3. To feed; to furnish aliment; as, to diet revenge.
1. To eat according to rules prescribed.
2. To eat; to feed; as, the students diet in commons.
DIETED, pp. Fed; boarded; fed by prescribed rules.
DIETING, n. A subordinate or local diet; a cantonal convention.
DIETING, ppr. Taking food; prescribing rules for eating; taking food according to prescribed rules.