- (n.) Course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare.
- (n.) A course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed.
- (v. t.) To cause to take food; to feed.
- (v. t.) To cause to eat and drink sparingly, or by prescribed rules; to regulate medicinally the food of.
- (v. i.) To eat; to take one's meals.
- (v. i.) To eat according to prescribed rules; to ear sparingly; as, the doctor says he must diet.
- (n.) 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.
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Definitions for: TIDE
- (n.) To betide; to happen.
- (n.) To pour a tide or flood.
- (n.) To work into or out of a river or harbor by drifting with the tide and anchoring when it becomes adverse.
- (prep.) Time; period; season.
- (prep.) The alternate rising and falling of the waters of the ocean, and of bays, rivers, etc., connected therewith. The tide ebbs and flows twice in each lunar day, or the space of a little more than twenty-four hours. It is occasioned by the attraction of the sun and moon (the influence of the latter being three times that of the former), acting unequally on the waters in different parts of the earth, thus disturbing their equilibrium. A high tide upon one side of the earth is accompanied by a high tide upon the opposite side. Hence, when the sun and moon are in conjunction or opposition, as at new moon and full moon, their action is such as to produce a greater than the usual tide, called the spring tide, as represented in the cut. When the moon is in the first or third quarter, the sun's attraction in part counteracts the effect of the moon's attraction, thus producing under the moon a smaller tide than usual, called the neap tide.
- (prep.) A stream; current; flood; as, a tide of blood.
- (prep.) Tendency or direction of causes, influences, or events; course; current.
- (prep.) Violent confluence.
- (prep.) The period of twelve hours.
- (v. t.) To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream.
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- (v. t.) To prepare for action or use; to make ready; to dight.
- (v. t.) To superintend the publication of; to revise and prepare for publication; to select, correct, arrange, etc., the matter of, for publication; as, to edit a newspaper.
- (imp. & p. p.) of Tie