Course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare.
A course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed.
To cause to take food; to feed.
To cause to eat and drink sparingly, or by prescribed rules; to regulate medicinally the food of.
To eat; to take one's meals.
To eat according to prescribed rules; to ear sparingly; as, the doctor says he must diet.
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.
Any of various national or local assemblies;
Occasionally, the Reichstag of the German Empire, Reichsrath of the Austrian Empire, the federal legislature of Switzerland, etc.
The legislature of Denmark, Sweden, Japan, or Hungary.
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.
The local legislature (Landtag) of an Austrian province.
The federative assembly of the old Germanic Confederation (1815 -- 66).
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).