Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of VICTUAL

Pronunciation:  'vitl

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

VICTUAL is a 7 letter word that starts with V.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Vict"ual\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Victualed}or
    {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.