victualling


victualling

noun

  1. victuals, food supplies; provisions.
  2. food or provisions for human beings.

verb (used with object), vict·ualed, vict·ual·ing or (especially British) vict·ualled, vict·ual·ling.

  1. to supply with victuals.

verb (used without object), vict·ualed, vict·ual·ing or (especially British) vict·ualled, vict·ual·ling.

  1. to take or obtain victuals.
  2. Archaic. to eat or feed.

verb -uals, -ualling or -ualled or US -uals, -ualing or -ualed

  1. to supply with or obtain victuals
  2. (intr) rare (esp of animals) to partake of victuals
n.

c.1300; see victuals.

v.

c.1300, from Anglo-French or Old French vitailler, from vitaille (see victuals). Related: Victualed; victualing.

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