What does victual mean?

Definitions for victualˈvɪt l

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word victual.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. comestible, edible, eatable, pabulum, victual, victuals(verb)

    any substance that can be used as food

  2. victual(verb)

    supply with food

    "The population was victualed during the war"

  3. victual(verb)

    lay in provisions

    "The vessel victualled before the long voyage"

  4. victual(verb)

    take in nourishment


  1. victual(Noun)

    Food fit for human consumption.

  2. victual(Verb)

    To provide with food; to provision.

  3. victual(Verb)

    To lay in food supplies.

  4. victual(Verb)

    To eat.

  5. Origin: vitaille, from victualia, from victus, from vivo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Victual(noun)

    food; -- now used chiefly in the plural. See Victuals

  2. Victual(noun)

    grain of any kind

  3. Victual(verb)

    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

  1. Victual

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of victual in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of victual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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