1. noun /ˈvɪtəl/
Food fit for human consumption.
2. verb /ˈvɪtəl/
a) To provide with food; to provision.
b) To lay in food supplies.

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  • Victual — Vict ual, n. 1. Food; now used chiefly in the plural. See {Victuals}. 2 Chron. xi. 23. Shak. [1913 Webster] He was not able to keep that place three days for lack of victual. Knolles. [1913 Webster] There came a fair hair d youth, that in his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Victual — Vict ual, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Victualed}or {Victualled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Victualing} or {Victualling}.] To supply with provisions for subsistence; to provide with food; to store with sustenance; as, to victual an army; to victual a ship. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • victual — index nurture, supply Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • victual — dated ► NOUN (victuals) ▪ food or provisions. ► VERB (victualled, victualling; US victualed, victualing) ▪ provide with food or other stores. ORIGIN Latin victualis, from victus food ; the pronunciation repr …   English terms dictionary

  • victual — [vit′ l] n. [ME vitaille, provisions < MFr < LL victualia, provisions < L victualis, of food < victus, food < pp. of vivere, to live: see BIO ] 1. Now Chiefly Dial. food or other provisions 2. [pl.] [Informal or Dial.] Informal… …   English World dictionary

  • victual — {{11}}victual (n.) c.1300; see VICTUALS (Cf. victuals). {{12}}victual (v.) c.1300, from Anglo Fr. or O.Fr. vitailler, from vitaille (see VICTUALS (Cf. victuals)). Related: Victualed; victualing …   Etymology dictionary

  • Victual Brothers — The Victual Brothers resp. Vitalians or Vitalian Brotherhood were a companionship of privateers who later turned to piracy. They were hired in 1392 by the Dukes of Mecklenburg to fight against Denmark, because the Danish Queen Margaret I had… …   Wikipedia

  • victual — I. noun Etymology: 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • victual — victualless, adj. /vit l/, n., v., victualed, victualing or (esp. Brit.) victualled, victualling. n. 1. victuals, food supplies; provisions. 2. food or provisions for human beings. v.t. 3. to supply with victuals. v.i. 4. to take or obtain… …   Universalium

  • victual — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something fit to be eaten: aliment, bread, comestible, diet, edible, esculent, fare, food, foodstuff, meat, nourishment, nurture, nutriment, nutrition, pabulum, pap, provender, provision (used in plural), sustenance.… …   English dictionary for students

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