Definitions for: Victual


[n] any substance that can be used as food
[v] partake of victuals; esp. of animals
[v] feed; of domestic animals (rare usage)
[v] lay in provisions; "The vessel victualled before the long voyage"
[v] supply with food; "The population was victualed during the war"



Webster (1913) Definition: Vict"ual, n.
1. Food; -- now used chiefly in the plural. See Victuals.
--2 Chron. xi. 23. Shak.

He was not able to keep that place three days for
lack of victual. --Knolles.

There came a fair-hair'd youth, that in his hand
Bare victual for the movers. --Tennyson.

Short allowance of victual. --Longfellow.

2. Grain of any kind. [Scot.] --Jamieson.


Vict"ual, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Victualedor
Victualled; p. pr. & vb. n. Victualing or Victualling.]
To supply with provisions for subsistence; to provide with
food; to store with sustenance; as, to victual an army; to
victual a ship.

I must go victual Orleans forthwith. --Shak.

Synonyms: comestible, eatable, edible, pabulum, victuals

See Also: eat, feed, food, furnish, hive away, lay in, nutrient, provide, put in, render, salt away, stack away, stash away, store, supply, tuck

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