Definition of viand in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvīənd/


(usually viands) literary
An item of food: an unlimited assortment of viands
More example sentences
  • Great seafood, viands, fruit and vegetables, complemented with some of the world's best wines, bring an excellent meal well within Bangkok prices at around Baht 500-600.
  • Stood there for a while watching him eat, and wondering whether to give him my viands as well, so his meal would have some flavor.
  • Even the catering crew's kept behind a swinging door, save for carefully timed replenishment of viands.


Late Middle English: from Old French viande 'food', from an alteration of Latin vivenda, neuter plural gerundive of vivere 'to live'.

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Syllabification: vi·and

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