Diet vs Ration - What's the difference?

diet | ration |


As nouns the difference between diet and ration

is that diet is (senseid)the food and beverage a person or animal consumes while ration is a portion designated to a person or group.

As verbs the difference between diet and ration

is that diet is to regulate the food of (someone); to put on a diet while ration is to supply with a ration; to limit (someone) to a specific allowance of something.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

diet

English

(wikipedia diet)

Alternative forms

* (rare)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (senseid)The food and beverage a person or animal consumes.
  • The diet of the Giant Panda consists mainly of bamboo.
  • (countable) A controlled regimen of food and drink, as to gain or lose weight or otherwise influence health.
  • By extension, any habitual intake or consumption.
  • He's been reading a steady diet of nonfiction for the last several years.
  • (countable) A council or assembly of leaders; a formal deliberative assembly.
  • Derived terms

    * dietarian * dietary * dieter * dietetics

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To regulate the food of (someone); to put on a diet.
  • *, I.iii.1.2:
  • they will diet themselves, feed and live alone.
  • * Spenser
  • She diets him with fasting every day.
  • To modify one's food and beverage intake so as to decrease or increase body weight or influence health.
  • I've been dieting for six months, and have lost some weight.
  • (obsolete) To eat; to take one's meals.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Let himdiet in such places, where there is good company of the nation, where he travelleth.
  • (obsolete) To cause to take food; to feed.
  • * Othello
  • But partly led to diet my revenge […].

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    ration

    English

    (wikipedia ration)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A portion designated to a person or group.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To supply with a ration; to limit (someone) to a specific allowance of something.
  • We rationed ourselves to three sips of water a day until we were rescued.
  • To portion out (especially during a shortage of supply); to limit access to.
  • By the third day on the raft, we had to ration our water.
  • To restrict (an activity etc.)
  • Our present health care system is rationed only to those who can afford it because of unnecessary high cost, lack of insurance coverage by 47 million people, and exorbitant prescription prices.

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