- victuals, food supplies; provisions.
- food or provisions for human beings.
- to supply with victuals.
- to take or obtain victuals.
- Archaic. to eat or feed.
Origin of victual
Related Words for victualingprotect, run, continue, support, manage, maintain, sustain, conduct, operate, save, hoard, hide, stash, freeze, accumulate, stockpile, deposit, put, keep, bury
Examples from the Web for victualing
Historical Examples of victualing
The victualing of the little colony offered no immediate difficulty.Off on a Comet
Food, much of that,—but then we always did take food, for I have noticed that poets need a deal of victualing.The Joys of Being a Woman
Likewise there are Victualing houses in the prisons and shops.The History of the Great and Mighty Kingdom of China and the Situation Thereof, Volume I (of 2)
Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza
As a rule--though I say it before men accustomed to victualing ships--our crews are vilely provided for.By Right of Conquest
G. A. Henty
Meanwhile he gave orders for so much rice and maize to be collected thereabouts, as was necessary for victualing his ships.Great Pirate Stories
- to supply with or obtain victuals
- (intr) rare (esp of animals) to partake of victuals
Word Origin for victual
c.1300; see victuals.
c.1300, from Anglo-French or Old French vitailler, from vitaille (see victuals). Related: Victualed; victualing.