[syn: comestible, edible, eatable, pabulum, victual, victuals]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Victuals \Vict"uals\ (v[i^]t"'lz), n. pl. [OE. vitaille, OF.
vitaille, F. victuaille, pl. victuailles, fr. L. victualia,
pl. of. victualis belonging to living or nourishment, fr.
victus nourishment, from vivere, victum, to live; akin to
vivus living. See Vivid.]
Food for human beings, esp. when it is cooked or prepared for
the table; that which supports human life; provisions;
sustenance; meat; viands.
Then had we plenty of victuals. --Jer. xliv.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a stock or supply of foods [syn: commissariat,
provisions, provender, viands, victuals]
2: a source of materials to nourish the body [syn: nutriment,
nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment,
3: any substance that can be used as food [syn: comestible,
edible, eatable, pabulum, victual, victuals]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
34 Moby Thesaurus words for "victuals":
board, bread, bread and butter, cheer, chow, comestibles,
creature comfort, cuisine, daily bread, eatables, eats, edibles,
fare, fast food, feast, feed, food, food and drink, foodstuff,
grub, health food, ingesta, junk food, kitchen stuff, meat,
provender, provision, provisions, spread, sustenance, table,
tucker, viands, vittles