- 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 victuallingprotect, run, continue, support, manage, maintain, sustain, conduct, operate, save, hoard, hide, stash, freeze, accumulate, stockpile, deposit, put, keep, bury
Examples from the Web for victualling
Historical Examples of victualling
But for all this, Gonzaga—for the men and the victualling—money will be needed.Love-at-Arms
There is also the controller of victualling, and the controller-general of the coast-guard.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
So all men went about their business, which was, for the most part, seeing to the victualling of the host.Child Christopher
You are a cooper in the victualling yard at Dover, are you not?The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane,
William Brodie Gurney
I must go now,—my steward is waiting for me at the victualling office.Percival Keene
- 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.