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VICTUALS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does victuals mean? 

VICTUALS (noun)
  The noun VICTUALS has 3 senses:

1. a stock or supply of foods
2. a source of materials to nourish the body
3. any substance that can be used as food

  Familiarity information: VICTUALS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VICTUALS (noun)


Sense 1victuals [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stock or supply of foods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

commissariat; provisions; viands; victuals; provender

Hypernyms ("victuals" is a kind of...):

food; nutrient (any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "victuals"):

food cache (food in a secure or hidden storage place)

larder (a supply of food especially for a household)


Sense 2victuals [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A source of materials to nourish the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

sustenance; nutriment; nourishment; alimentation; aliment; nutrition; victuals

Hypernyms ("victuals" is a kind of...):

food; nutrient (any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "victuals"):

vitamin (any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism)

vitamin pill (a pill containing one or more vitamins; taken as a dietary supplement)

wheat germ (embryo of the wheat kernel; removed before milling and eaten as a source of vitamins)

stodge (heavy and filling (and usually starchy) food)

puree (food prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender)

mince (food chopped into small bits)

mess (soft semiliquid food)

meal; repast (the food served and eaten at one time)

kosher (food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law)

milk (produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young)

course (part of a meal served at one time)

dainty; delicacy; goody; kickshaw; treat (something considered choice to eat)

dish (a particular item of prepared food)

fast food (inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly)

finger food (food to be eaten with the fingers)

ingesta (solid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth)


Sense 3victuals [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any substance that can be used as food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

comestible; eatable; edible; pabulum; victual; victuals

Hypernyms ("victuals" is a kind of...):

food; nutrient (any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "victuals"):

tuck (eatables (especially sweets))


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