That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty.
Public offices and their benefits regarded as the peculiar property of a successful party or faction, to be bestowed for its own advantage; -- commonly in the plural; as.
To the victor belong the spoils.
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of spoil.
Milk spoils when left out too long.
Spoils Sentence Examples
The auction continued in full swing, the outdoor area crowded with bargain seekers, their acquired spoils piled high about them.
He would also ferry them back when the auction was finished, hauling home the spoils of the sale.
The earliest of the great works of Pheidias were dedications in memory of Marathon, from the spoils of the victory.
The value of oak bark depends upon the amount of tannin contained in it, which varies much, depending not only on the growth of the tree but on the care bestowed on the preparation of the bark itself, as it soon ferments and spoils by exposure to wet, while too much sun-heat is injurious.