- That which is taken from another by violence; especially,
the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty.
- Public offices and their emoluments 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
- That which is gained by strength or effort.
- The act or practice of plundering; robbery; aste.
- Corruption; cause of corruption.
- The slough, or cast skin, of a serpent or other animal. - To practice plunder or robbery.
- To lose the valuable qualities; to be corrupted; to
decay; as, fruit will soon spoil in warm weather. - To plunder; to strip by violence; to pillage; to rob; --
with of before the name of the thing taken; as, to spoil one of his
goods or possession.
- To seize by violence;; to take by force; to plunder.
- To cause to decay and perish; to corrput; to vitiate; to
- To render useless by injury; to injure fatally; to ruin;
to destroy; as, to spoil paper; to have the crops spoiled by insects;
to spoil the eyes by reading.