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Definition of "victual" []

  • Food fit for human consumption. (noun)
  • Food supplies; provisions. (noun)
  • To provide with food. (verb-transitive)
  • To lay in food supplies. (verb-intransitive)
  • To eat. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "victual" in a sentence
  • "Now we had picked up on the beach some small matter of victual from the wreck and husbanded it carefully, eating but once every day or two, in our fear lest it should fail us and we die miserably of famine or affright."
  • "The washing runs away with all the difference in wages, and their consumption of victual is much the same."
  • "We all had a good time and there were plenty of burgers, hot dogs and every kind of victual for everyone."