Middle English vitaille, from Late Latin victualia (“provisions”), from victus (“nourishment”), from vīvō (“live, survive”).
victual (plural victuals)
- Food fit for human consumption.
victual (third-person singular simple present victuals, present participle victualing or victualling, simple past and past participle victualed or victualled)
- (transitive) To provide with food; to provision.
- (intransitive) To lay in food supplies.
- (intransitive) To eat.