- 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 victualledprotect, run, continue, support, manage, maintain, sustain, conduct, operate, save, hoard, hide, stash, freeze, accumulate, stockpile, deposit, put, keep, bury
Examples from the Web for victualled
Historical Examples of victualled
They were victualled for a long siege, and as the place was strong they had nothing to fear.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
Sir Allan victualled it for the day, and provided able rowers.A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland
The Endeavour was victualled for a cruise of eighteen months.The Cannibal Islands
She carried thirty-six guns, and was victualled for a long voyage.Notable Voyagers
W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
"We were victualled for six months, and of that which was good," runs the record.A Book of Discovery
Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
- 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.