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  • n. Plural form of viand.
  • n. provisions, victuals

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stock or supply of foods


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  • For we call viands and ointments fine; and we say we have finely dined, when we have been splendidly entertained.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • The soldiers, however, had some right to be in temporary possession, since the viands were their own.

    On the Heels of De Wet

  • He eats appreciatively after the manner of a _bon vivant; _ he uses his napkin gently and frequently; he glances blandly at the surroundings; watching him, you would suppose the viands were the choicest of the season, exquisitely prepared, while, in reality, they are poor and unsubstantial stuff, the refuse, perhaps, of better restaurants.

    Fifth Avenue

  • The viands were the choicest of their several kinds, and perfectly prepared; the wines were of rare vintages -- at least so Monroe asserted (I was no judge of wines, and contented myself with a single glass of sherry taken with my soup); and the table appointments were on a par with the food and the sumptuous character of the apartment in which the meal was served.

    The First Mate The Story of a Strange Cruise

  • We fed at the same times, on the same kind of viands, in the same dull manner, and with the same observances.

    American Notes

  • The fork did much for the simplification and advancement of culinary art by encouraging the taste for solid viands and natural flavors.

    Setting the Table | Edwardian Promenade

  • Albert packed up his viands and came too, perhaps little comprehending.

    Locust Valley Breakdown

  • They possessed a delightful house (for such it was in my eyes) and every luxury; they had a fire to warm them when chill, and delicious viands when hungry; they were dressed in excellent clothes; and, still more, they enjoyed one another's company and speech, interchanging each day looks of affection and kindness.

    Chapter 12

  • The stranger rose slowly and stretched forth his hands as if to bless the viands.


  • 'By us sublunary thy will be done ... with viands meet thy humble creatures bless.'

    The Reverend D Hughes, MA, Poems on Various Subjects in English and Latin (1865)


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