victual

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1vict·ual

noun \ˈvi-təl\

Definition of VICTUAL

1
:  food usable by people
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

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2victual

verb
victualed or victualledvictual·ing or victual·ling

Definition of VICTUAL

transitive verb
:  to supply with food
intransitive verb
1
:  eat
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>

First Known Use of VICTUAL

1558

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with VICTUAL

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