comestible, edible, eatable, pabulum, victual, victuals(verb)
any substance that can be used as food
supply with food
"The population was victualed during the war"
lay in provisions
"The vessel victualled before the long voyage"
take in nourishment
Food fit for human consumption.
To provide with food; to provision.
To lay in food supplies.
Origin: vitaille, from victualia, from victus, from vivo.
food; -- now used chiefly in the plural. See Victuals
grain of any kind
to supply with provisions for subsistence; to provide with food; to store with sustenance; as, to victual an army; to victual a ship
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vīt′l, n. provision of food, that which is necessary for living, food for human beings (gener. in pl.).—v.t. to supply with victuals or food: to store with provisions:—pr.p. Victualling (vit′l-ing); pa.t. and pa.p. Victualled (vit′ld).—ns. Vict′uallage, provisions; Victualler (vīt′l-ėr), one who supplies provisions.—adj. Vict′ualless.—ns. Vict′ualling-bill, a customs document warranting the captain of an outward-bound vessel to ship bonded stores for the voyage; Vict′ualling-off′ice, -ship, an office supplying, a ship conveying, provisions to the navy; Vict′ualling-yard, a public establishment for the collection and supply of provisions to the navy.—Licensed Victualler, an innkeeper who is allowed to sell spirits, wines, &c. [O. Fr. vitaille—Low L. victualia—L. victualis, relating to living—vivĕre, victum, to live.]
The numerical value of victual in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of victual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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