spoils


spoils

n. to divide the spoils (of war)

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[spɔɪlz]
to divide the spoils (of war)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • Spoils — may refer to:*The Spoils of War, rewards gained through military victory. *The Spoils system of distributing government jobs in US politics. *The Spoils, a collectible card game produced by Tenacious Games. * The Spoils , an episode of the TV… …   Wikipedia

  • spoils — I noun booty, gains, grab, graft, haul, ill gotten gains, loot, pelf, pickings, pillage, plunder, plunderage, prize, ravin, spolia, stolen goods, swag, take, takings, winnings II index plunder, stake (award) …   Law dictionary

  • spoils — [ spɔılz ] noun plural LITERARY the benefits that someone gets when they win something, for example a war a. the prize that someone gets when they win a competition …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spoils — [n] possessions stolen or gained booty*, cut*, gain, goods, graft, hot goods*, loot, make*, pickings, pillage, plunder, prey, prize, squeeze, swag, take; concepts 337,710 …   New thesaurus

  • spoils — noun VERB + SPOILS ▪ divide, share ▪ The soldiers began to divide the spoils. ▪ claim, take ▪ enjoy ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • spoils — noun a) That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty. Gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmy spoils.… …   Wiktionary

  • spoils — noun (plural) formal or literary a) things taken by an army from a defeated enemy, or things taken by thieves: the spoils of war | dividing up the spoils b) profits gained through political power …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spoils — plural noun 1) the spoils of war Syn: booty, loot, stolen goods, plunder, ill gotten gains, haul, pickings; informal swag, boodle 2) the spoils of office Syn: benefits, advantages, perks …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • spoils — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. plunder, pillage, prize; see booty . See Synonym Study at booty . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. plunder, booty, property, pillage, loot, winnings, bounty, prize, reward …   English dictionary for students

  • spoils — n. booty, loot, plunder; public offices distributed among members of a victorious political party spɔɪl n. plunder, loot, goods taken from an enemy in a war or in a robbery; waste material (i.e. earth dug up while mining or excavating) v.… …   English contemporary dictionary


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