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victual

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EtymologyEdit

Middle English vitaille, from Late Latin victualia (provisions), from victus (nourishment), from vīvō (live, survive).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

victual (plural victuals)

  1. Food fit for human consumption.
    • Knolles
      He was not able to keep that place three days for lack of victual.
    • Tennyson
      There came a fair-hair'd youth, that in his hand / Bare victual for the movers.
  2. (Scotland) grain of any kind

VerbEdit

victual (third-person singular simple present victuals, present participle victualing or victualling, simple past and past participle victualed or victualled)

  1. (transitive) To provide with food; to provision.
  2. (intransitive) To lay in food supplies.
  3. (intransitive) To eat.

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