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1. Food fit for human consumption.
2. victuals Food supplies; provisions.
v. vict·ualed, vict·ual·ing, vict·uals or vict·ualled or vict·ual·ling
To provide with food.
1. To lay in food supplies.
2. To eat.
[Alteration (influenced by Late Latin vīctuālia, provisions) of Middle English vitaille, from Old French, from Late Latin vīctuālia, provisions, from neuter pl. of Latin vīctuālis, of nourishment, from vīctus, nourishment, from past participle of vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: Victual is properly pronounced (vĭt′l), with two syllables and no (k) sound. It was borrowed in the 1300s from the Old French form vitaille, which had stress and a diphthong in the second syllable, but the word was Anglicized after that to put the stress up front in the manner of most native English words. The spelling with c (and a little later with u) has a long history too, in both French and English. This spelling is a learned one, showing off the knowledge that the word came from Late Latin victuālia, "provisions." The word is now usually spelled victual, or on occasion vittle, but the pronunciation has remained (vĭt′l).
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(Cookery) (sometimes singular) food or provisions
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Victualsarticles of food collectively.
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|Noun||1.||victuals - a stock or supply of foods |
food cache - food in a secure or hidden storage place
larder - a supply of food especially for a household
|2.||victuals - a source of materials to nourish the body|
milk - produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
course - part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
fast food - inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly
finger food - food to be eaten with the fingers
ingesta - solid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth
kosher - food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law
mess - soft semiliquid food; "a mess of porridge"
mince - food chopped into small bits; "a mince of mushrooms"
puree - food prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender
stodge - heavy and filling (and usually starchy) food
wheat germ - embryo of the wheat kernel; removed before milling and eaten as a source of vitamins
vitamin - any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism
|3.||victuals - any substance that can be used as food|
tuck - eatables (especially sweets)
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plural noun (Old-fashioned) food, supplies, stores, provisions, eats (slang), meat, bread, rations, tack (informal), grub (slang), kai (N.Z. informal), nosh (slang), edibles, comestibles, nosebag (slang), vittles (obsolete), viands, eatables The fleet carries victuals only for six weeks.
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victuals[ˈvɪtlz] npl (old) → vettovaglie fpl
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