diet

Part of speech: verb

To furnish with food.

Part of speech: verb

To regulate the food and drink of; take food and drink by rule; eat sparingly.

Part of speech: noun

A regulated course of eating and drinking; the daily fare; victuals.

Part of speech: noun

A legislative body; council.

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Usage examples "diet":

  1. When he once takes to that kind of diet, don't you know- they say he likes nothing else half so well! - "Weighed and Wanting", George MacDonald.
  2. I shall talk to our regimental doctor about it, and get put through a course of fool's- diet before we start for India. - "Tom Brown at Oxford", Thomas Hughes.
  3. You must still be bright and quiet, And content with simple diet; And remain, through all bewild'ring, Innocent and honest children. - "A Child's Garden of Verses", Robert Louis Stevenson.