American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An item of food.
- n. A very choice or delicious dish.
- n. Provisions; victuals.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Food; victuals: used chiefly in the plural.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An article of food; provisions; food; victuals; -- used chiefly in the plural.
- n. a choice or delicious dish
- From Anglo-Norman, from Old French, from Late Latin vivanda, from Latin vivenda. See also victuals. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English viaunde, from Old French viande, from Vulgar Latin *vīvanda, alteration of Latin vīvenda, neuter pl. gerundive of vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Then, have a fresh charbroiled fish ready as viand.”
“He noted a slight significant thing; the table, as far as he could see, was and remained delightfully neat, there was nothing to parallel the confusion, the broadcast crumbs, the splashes of viand and condiment, the overturned drink and displaced ornaments, which would have marked the stormy progress of the Victorian meal.”
“Everyday, just before lunch, a lady comes over with a menu with three selections, each costing only P35, including rice, vegetables and a goodly viand portion.”
“When they served my meal, I noticed that I got an extra generous serving of the viand - in this case, hot sinigang na baboy.”
“It is neither the quality nor the quantity, but the devotion to sensual savors; when that which is eaten is not a viand to sustain our animal, or inspire our spiritual life, but food for the worms that possess us.”
“Mrs Wilfer then solemnly divested herself of her handkerchief and gloves, as a preliminary sacrifice to preparing the frying-pan, and R.W. himself went out to purchase the viand.”
“All the meat, ragouts, fricandeaux, and roasts, which are served round at dinner, seem to me to be of the same meat: a black uncertain sort of viand do these “fleshpots of Egypt” contain.”
“Cold beef formed the staple viand on the table, and everyone did full justice to it, as also to beer and porter, of which Mr Wopples was very generous.”
“For better or worse they would try their hand at cooking the rare viand.”
“They brought in a trumpet to fanfare the arrival of the Spanish viand, a nice digestible recipe they'd coaxed out of Joseph, and when it hit the table, everyone really stared: it looked great, a sort of sweet rice pilaf, a big mound of rice and nuts and raisins, but all around the edge of the dish were perched big insects sculpted out of almond paste.”
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