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victual

noun vict·ual \ ˈvi-tᵊl \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of victual

1 : food usable by people
2 victuals plural : supplies of food : provisions

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Origin and Etymology 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 1quick

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victual

verb

Definition of victual

victualed or victualled; victualing or victualling
: to supply with food
1 : eat
2 : to lay in provisions

Examples of victual in a Sentence

  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



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