Definitions

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  • n. provisions; victuals

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Provisions; victuals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Food; eatables; victuals.

Etymologies

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French vivres, plural of vivre, originally "to live".

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  • (pl. noun) - (1) Food provisions, victuals, eatables; adaptation of Old French vivres, plural of vivre, food, sustenance. Only Scottish until the nineteenth century. Its later currency is probably due to its frequent occurrence in Waverly novels. --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1928 (2) From Latin vivo, to live. --Edward Lloyd's Encyclopaedic Dictionary, 1895

    April 23, 2018