As nouns the difference between diet and ration
is that diet
)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?
(senseid)The food and beverage a person or animal consumes.
(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.
- The diet of the Giant Panda consists mainly of bamboo.
(countable) A council or assembly of leaders; a formal deliberative assembly.
- He's been reading a steady diet of nonfiction for the last several years.
To regulate the food of (someone); to put on a diet.
- they will diet themselves, feed and live alone.
To modify one's food and beverage intake so as to decrease or increase body weight or influence health.
- She diets him with fasting every day.
(obsolete) To eat; to take one's meals.
* Francis Bacon
- I've been dieting for six months, and have lost some weight.
(obsolete) To cause to take food; to feed.
- Let himdiet in such places, where there is good company of the nation, where he travelleth.
- But partly led to diet my revenge […].
A portion designated to a person or group.
To supply with a ration; to limit (someone) to a specific allowance of something.
To portion out (especially during a shortage of supply); to limit access to.
- We rationed ourselves to three sips of water a day until we were rescued.
To restrict (an activity etc.)
- By the third day on the raft, we had to ration our water.
- 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.