What does spoil mean?

Definitions for spoil
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spoil(noun)

    (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)

    "to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"

  2. spoil, spoiling, spoilage(noun)

    the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it

    "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"

  3. spoil, spoliation, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliation(verb)

    the act of stripping and taking by force

  4. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up(verb)

    make a mess of, destroy or ruin

    "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

  5. spoil, go bad(verb)

    become unfit for consumption or use

    "the meat must be eaten before it spoils"

  6. corrupt, spoil(verb)

    alter from the original

  7. pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge(verb)

    treat with excessive indulgence

    "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

  8. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)

    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

  9. itch, spoil(verb)

    have a strong desire or urge to do something

    "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"

  10. rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder(verb)

    destroy and strip of its possession

    "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

  11. mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate(verb)

    make imperfect

    "nothing marred her beauty"

Wiktionary

  1. spoil(Noun)

    (Also in plural: spoils) Plunder taken from an enemy or victim.

    Etymology: From espoillier, from spoliare, present active infinitive of spolio.

  2. spoil(Noun)

    Material (such as rock or earth) removed in the course of an excavation, or in mining or dredging. Tailings.

    Etymology: From espoillier, from spoliare, present active infinitive of spolio.

  3. spoil(Verb)

    To strip (someone who has been killed or defeated) of their arms or armour.

    Etymology: From espoillier, from spoliare, present active infinitive of spolio.

  4. spoil(Verb)

    To strip or deprive (someone) of their possessions; to rob, despoil.

    Etymology: From espoillier, from spoliare, present active infinitive of spolio.

  5. spoil(Verb)

    To plunder, pillage (a city, country etc.).

    Etymology: From espoillier, from spoliare, present active infinitive of spolio.

  6. spoil(Verb)

    To carry off (goods) by force; to steal.

    Etymology: From espoillier, from spoliare, present active infinitive of spolio.

  7. spoil(Verb)

    To ruin; to damage (something) in some way making it unfit for use.

    Etymology: From espoillier, from spoliare, present active infinitive of spolio.

  8. spoil(Verb)

    To ruin the character of, by overindulgence; to coddle or pamper to excess.

    Etymology: From espoillier, from spoliare, present active infinitive of spolio.

  9. spoil(Verb)

    Of food, to become bad, sour or rancid; to decay.

    Make sure you put the milk back in the fridge, otherwise it will spoil.

    Etymology: From espoillier, from spoliare, present active infinitive of spolio.

  10. spoil(Verb)

    To render (a ballot paper) invalid by deliberately defacing it.

    Etymology: From espoillier, from spoliare, present active infinitive of spolio.

  11. spoil(Verb)

    To reveal the ending of (a story etc.); to ruin (a surprise) by exposing it ahead of time.

    Etymology: From espoillier, from spoliare, present active infinitive of spolio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spoil(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. Despoil, Spoliation.]

  2. Spoil(verb)

    to seize by violence;; to take by force; to plunder

    Etymology: [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. Despoil, Spoliation.]

  3. Spoil(verb)

    to cause to decay and perish; to corrput; to vitiate; to mar

    Etymology: [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. Despoil, Spoliation.]

  4. Spoil(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. Despoil, Spoliation.]

  5. Spoil(verb)

    to practice plunder or robbery

    Etymology: [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. Despoil, Spoliation.]

  6. Spoil(verb)

    to lose the valuable qualities; to be corrupted; to decay; as, fruit will soon spoil in warm weather

    Etymology: [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. Despoil, Spoliation.]

  7. Spoil(noun)

    that which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty

    Etymology: [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. Despoil, Spoliation.]

  8. Spoil(noun)

    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 spoils

    Etymology: [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. Despoil, Spoliation.]

  9. Spoil(noun)

    that which is gained by strength or effort

    Etymology: [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. Despoil, Spoliation.]

  10. Spoil(noun)

    the act or practice of plundering; robbery; aste

    Etymology: [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. Despoil, Spoliation.]

  11. Spoil(noun)

    corruption; cause of corruption

    Etymology: [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. Despoil, Spoliation.]

  12. Spoil(noun)

    the slough, or cast skin, of a serpent or other animal

    Etymology: [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. Despoil, Spoliation.]

Freebase

  1. Spoil

    In Archaeology, spoil is the term used for the soil, dirt and rubble that results from an excavation, and discarded off site on spoil heaps. These heaps are commonly accessed by barrow runs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spoil

    spoil, v.t. to take by force: to plunder.—v.i. to practise robbery.—n. prey, plunder: pillage: robbery.—n. Spoil′er, one who spoils, a plunderer.—n.pl. Spō′lia opī′ma, the most valued spoils—taken by a Roman commander from the enemy's commander in single combat; hence supreme rewards or honours generally. [O. Fr. espoille—L. spolium, spoil.]

  2. Spoil

    spoil, v.t. to corrupt: to mar: to make useless.—v.i. to decay: to become useless.—ns. Spoil′er, a corrupter; Spoil′-five, a round game of cards played with the whole pack, each one of the three to ten players receiving five cards.—adj. Spoil′ful (Spens.), wasteful, rapacious.—n. Spoils′man, one who looks for profit out of politics. [Same as above word.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spoil' in Verbs Frequency: #869

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoil in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of spoil in a Sentence

  1. RVM:

    Decide to be HAPPY when you start your day. Commit to put JOY in whatever comes your way. You may be hurt by what people say, but don’t let anyone spoil your Day.- RVM

  2. The Sun:

    You could buy your kids two presents and still have a little terror. My kids know the difference between right and wrong and they appreciate everything they get and they don’t get (spoiled) throughout the year. i’m not rich at all, which is the first thing I wanted to point out because it’s been put all over the Internet after it had been taken from Instagram that I was rich and I spoil my children.

  3. Harry Leon Wilson:

    Golf has too much walking to be a good game, and just enough game to spoil a good walk.

  4. Simone Missick:

    Most perfectest feet EVER, cant wait to spoil her silly!

  5. RVM:

    Decide to be HAPPY when you start your day. Commit to put JOY in whatever comes your way. You may be hurt by what people say, but don't let anyone spoil your Day.-RVM

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Translations for spoil

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  • غنيمةArabic
  • espoliarCatalan, Valencian
  • lup, kořist, zkazit, rozmazlitCzech
  • Beute, ruinieren, verderben, verwöhnenGerman
  • αλλοιώνω, καλομαθαίνω, χαλάω, κόβω, μυρίζω, προδίδω, λάφυρο, λεία, μπάζα, καταστρέφω, αμαυρώνω, κακομαθαίνω, αλλοιώνομαι, ξινίζω, μαρτυράωGreek
  • botín, agriar, despojar, dañar, echar a perder, estropear, chiquear, descomponerse, echarse a perder, espoliar, arruinar, malcriar, consentirSpanish
  • از بین بردنPersian
  • ryöstösaalis, sotasaalis, jätemaa, louhe, hemmotella, hapantua, mädäntyä, saalis, jätemassa, pilata, ruoppausmassa, lelliä, pilaantua, mädätäFinnish
  • butin, gâter, dépouille, gâcher, tournerFrench
  • millIrish
  • התקלקל, שללHebrew
  • gateHaitian Creole
  • megsavanyodik, elkényeztet, megromlik, zsákmány, rongál, tönkreteszHungarian
  • domajarIdo
  • rovinare, bottino, viziareItalian
  • 略奪品, 利権, 傷める, こわす, 甘やかす, 廃棄物, 傷つける, だめ, 台無し, 腐るJapanese
  • kōpekaMāori
  • verbrodden, verwennen, bederven, buit, verprutsenDutch
  • pilhagem, saque, arruinar, butim, estragar, mimarPortuguese
  • răsfăța, pradă, strica, ruinaRomanian
  • испортить, повреждать, баловать, избаловать, испортиться, трофей, портить, повредить, прокиснуть, скиснутьRussian
  • byte, fördärvaSwedish
  • பாழ்Tamil
  • పాడుTelugu
  • bozulmak, çürümek, yağma, mahvetmek, üzerine titremekTurkish
  • псуватиUkrainian

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