verb (used with object), vict·ualed, vict·ual·ing or (especially British) vict·ualled, vict·ual·ling.
verb (used without object), vict·ualed, vict·ual·ing or (especially British) vict·ualled, vict·ual·ling.
Origin of victual
Related Words for victualsfeed, fare, grub, aliment, provender, foodstuff, groceries, snack, supplies, larder, provisions, nourishment, bread, eats, chow, meal, viands, goodies, edibles, refreshments
Examples from the Web for victuals
Historical Examples of victuals
I can hear him now, yellin' to 'em, with his mouth full of victuals!The Village Watch-Tower
(AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
The odour of the victuals seemed to thicken into a kind of smoke.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The mystery of the schooner was overlooked in a sight of the plates and victuals.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
"Half-a-crown a week and his victuals," replied the farmer, promptly.Great Uncle Hoot-Toot
I give them some other victuals too, sometimes, and sometimes I give them some boiled potatoes.
verb -uals, -ualling or -ualled or US -uals, -ualing or -ualed
Word Origin for victual
c.1300, vitaylle (singular), from Anglo-French and Old French vitaille, from Late Latin victualia "provisions," noun use of plural of victualis "of nourishment," from victus "livelihood, food, sustenance," from root of vivere "to live" (see vital). Spelling altered early 16c. to conform with Latin, but pronunciation remains "vittles."
c.1300; see victuals.
c.1300, from Anglo-French or Old French vitailler, from vitaille (see victuals). Related: Victualed; victualing.