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victual

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noun vict·ual \ˈvi-təl\

Definition of victual

  1. 1 :  food usable by people

  2. 2 plural :  supplies of food :  provisions



Origin of victual

Middle English vitaille, victuayle, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin victualia, plural, provisions, victuals, from neuter plural of victualis of nourishment, from Latin victus nourishment, way of living, from vivere to live — more at quick


First Known Use: 15th century


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victual

verb vict·ual

Definition of victual

victualed or victualledvictual·ing or victual·ling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to supply with food

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  eat

  5. 2 :  to lay in provisions



Examples of victual

  1. <the navy was usually equipped, clothed and victualled by the Crown>

  2. <that evening the travelers victualed sumptuously on partridge and venison>



1558

First Known Use of victual

1558


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