chaos, pandemonium, bedlam, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness(noun)
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
the formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos
(Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe
(physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions
A vast chasm or abyss.
The unordered state of matter in classical accounts of cosmogony
Any state of disorder, any confused or amorphous mixture or conglomeration.
A given medium; a space in which something exists or lives; an environment.
Behaviour of iterative non-linear systems in which arbitrarily small variations in initial conditions become magnified over time.
One of the two metaphysical forces of the world in some fantasy settings, as opposed to law.
Origin: Borrowed from χάος
an empty, immeasurable space; a yawning chasm
the confused, unorganized condition or mass of matter before the creation of distinct and orderly forms
any confused or disordered collection or state of things; a confused mixture; confusion; disorder
Origin: [L. chaos chaos (in senses 1 & 2), Gr. cha`os, fr. cha`inein (root cha) to yawn, to gape, to open widely. Cf. Chasm.]
In Games Workshop's Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 fictional universes, Chaos refers to the malevolent entities which live in a different timespace, known as the Warp in Warhammer 40,000 and as the Realm of Chaos in Warhammer Fantasy. The term can refer to these warp entities and their influence, the servants and worshippers of these entities, or even the parallel universe in which these entities are supposed to reside. The most powerful of these warp entities are those known as the Chaos Gods, also sometimes referred to as the Dark Gods, Ruinous Powers, or the Powers of Chaos. Similarities exist between the Warhammer idea of Chaos and the concept of Chaos from Michael Moorcock's Elric saga, which also influenced D&D's alignment system. Further similarities can be seen with the godlike extradimensional Great Old Ones of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft's stories.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kā′os, n. shapeless mass: disorder: the state of matter before it was reduced to order by the Creator.—adj. Chaot′ic, confused.—adv. Chaot′ically. [Gr.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a name in the ancient cosmogomy for the formless void out of which everything at first sprang into existence, or the wide-spread confusion that prevailed before it shaped itself into order under the breath of the spirit of life.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'CHAOS' in Nouns Frequency: #2153
The numerical value of CHAOS in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of CHAOS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He’s a chaos candidate, and he’d be a chaos president.
You don't get independence on the basis of a crisis. You don't wreak chaos upon chaos.
Donald is great at the one-liners. But he's a chaos candidate. He'd be a chaos president.
Peace for any prolonged period of time is impossible. Humans have a natural thirst for chaos and war is the most readily available form of chaos.
It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order -- and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.
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- хаос, хаасBelarusian
- хаос, безредиеBulgarian
- caosCatalan, Valencian
- Unordnung, ChaosGerman
- ĥaoso, kaosoEsperanto
- هرج و مرجPersian
- epäjärjestys, kaaos, sekasortoFinnish
- כאוס, תוהו ובוהו, תוהוHebrew
- prahara, kekacauanIndonesian
- 混沌, カオス, 混乱, 無秩序Japanese
- 混沌, 혼돈Korean
- chaos, baaierd, wanordeDutch
- хаос, беспорядокRussian
- хаос, kaos, каос, haosSerbo-Croatian
- hỗn loạn, 混亂Vietnamese
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