victuals

  • 1 Victuals — Vict uals, n. pl. [OE. vitaille, OF. vitaille, F. victuaille, pl. victuailles, fr. L. victualia, pl. of. victualis belonging to living or nourishment, fr. victus nourishment, from vivere, victum, to live; akin to vivus living. See {Vivid}.] Food… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 victuals — index sustenance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 victuals — (n.) c.1300, vitaylle (singular), from Anglo Fr. and O.Fr. vitaille, from L.L. victualia provisions, noun use of plural of victualis of nourishment, from victus livelihood, food, sustenance, from root of vivere to live (see VITAL (Cf. vital)).… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 victuals — *food, feed, viands, provisions, comestibles, provender, fodder, forage …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 victuals — pronounced vit ǝlz, is a rather old fashioned or rustic (plural) noun meaning ‘food or provisions’, and like all such words is sometimes used in humorous or affected contexts …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 victuals — [n] food supplies aliment, bread, chow*, comestibles, eatables, eats, edibles, fare, feed, foodstuff, goodies*, groceries*, grub, larder, meal, nourishment, provender, provisions, rations, refreshments, snack, supplies, viands, vittles; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 victuals — [14] Victuals are etymologically something you eat to stay ‘alive’. The word came from late Latin vīctūālia ‘provisions’, a noun use of the plural of vīctūālis ‘of nourishment’. This in turn was derived from vīctus ‘livelihood’, which was formed… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 8 victuals — [14] Victuals are etymologically something you eat to stay ‘alive’. The word came from late Latin vīctūālia ‘provisions’, a noun use of the plural of vīctūālis ‘of nourishment’. This in turn was derived from vīctus ‘livelihood’, which was formed… …

    Word origins

  • 9 victuals — noun Food supplies; provisions. See Also: victualer, victualler …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 victuals — Synonyms and related words: board, bread, bread and butter, cheer, chow, comestibles, creature comfort, cuisine, daily bread, eatables, eats, edibles, fare, fast food, feast, feed, food, food and drink, foodstuff, grub, health food, ingesta, junk …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 victuals — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. See food. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. meals, fare, viands, sustenance, provisions, supplies; see also food . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. food, foodstuffs, provisions, groceries, rations, *grub,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 victuals — vict|uals [ˈvıtlz] n [plural] old use [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: vitaille, from Late Latin victualia, from Latin victus food , from vivere to live ] food and drink …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 victuals — vict|uals [ vıtlz ] noun plural an old word meaning food …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 victuals — n. viands; provisions vict·ual || vɪtl n. comestible, food, things which can be eaten; article of food; food provision v. supply with food …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 victuals — food or provisions. → victual …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 victuals — n. pl. Food, meat, sustenance, provisions, cooked provisions, viands …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 victuals — noun (plural) old use food and drink …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 victuals — plural noun, dated See food 1) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 victuals — n food supplies, provisions, rations, food, viands, edibles, eatables, foodstuffs, Inf. grub, Sl. eats; nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, aliment; meal, square meal, repast, refreshment, fare, spread, table, mess, Sl. chow; board, Sl. three… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 victuals — UK [ˈvɪt(ə)lz] / US noun [plural] an old word meaning food …

    English dictionary


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