spoils

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spɔɪlz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪlz

Noun[edit]

spoils pl (plural only)

  1. That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty.
  2. Public offices and their benefits regarded as the peculiar property of a successful party or faction, to be bestowed for its own advantage.
    To the victor belong the spoils.

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

spoils

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of spoil
    Milk spoils when left out too long.