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)

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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 — [ 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 — n. to divide the spoils (of war) * * * [spɔɪlz] to divide the spoils (of war) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • 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-System —   [ spɔɪlzsɪstɪm; englisch »Beutesystem«], Bezeichnung für das in den USA seit dem 19. Jahrhundert bestehende, besonders von Präs. A. Jackson weiterentwickelte Gewohnheitsrecht, einträgliche Parteiämter oder staatliche Verwaltungspositionen mit… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Spoils-System — Spoils Sys|tem, auch Spoils|sys|tem [ spɔilzsistəm] das; <aus gleichbed. engl. spoils system, eigtl. »Beutesystem«, zu engl. spoil »Beute, Raub«, dies über altfr. espoille aus lat. spolia, vgl. ↑Spolien> (in den Vereinigten Staaten übliche) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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