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ˈhæv əkhav·oc

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. havoc, mayhemnoun

    violent and needless disturbance

Wiktionary

  1. havocnoun

    devastation

  2. havocnoun

    mayhem

  3. havocverb

    To pillage.

  4. havocverb

    To cause havoc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Havocnoun

    wide and general destruction; devastation; waste

    Etymology: [W. hafog devastation, havoc; or, if this be itself fr. E. havoc, cf. OE. havot, or AS. hafoc hawk, which is a cruel or rapacious bird, or F. hai, voux! a cry to hounds.]

  2. Havocverb

    to devastate; to destroy; to lay waste

    Etymology: [W. hafog devastation, havoc; or, if this be itself fr. E. havoc, cf. OE. havot, or AS. hafoc hawk, which is a cruel or rapacious bird, or F. hai, voux! a cry to hounds.]

  3. Havocnoun

    a cry in war as the signal for indiscriminate slaughter

    Etymology: [W. hafog devastation, havoc; or, if this be itself fr. E. havoc, cf. OE. havot, or AS. hafoc hawk, which is a cruel or rapacious bird, or F. hai, voux! a cry to hounds.]

Freebase

  1. Havoc

    Kejuan Muchita, better known by his stage name Havoc, is an American rapper, record producer and one half of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep with Prodigy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Havoc

    hav′ok, n. general waste or destruction: devastation.—v.t. to lay waste.—interj. an ancient hunting or war cry. [O. Fr. havot, plunder, of Teut. origin.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. havoc

    Formerly a war cry, and the signal for indiscriminate slaughter. Thus Shakspeare, "Cry havoc! and let slip the dogs of war."

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. havoc

    Wide and general destruction; devastation; waste. Also, to waste; to destroy; to lay waste.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of havoc in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of havoc in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of havoc in a Sentence

  1. Mike Stuart:

    Today's actions have removed from our streets enough fentanyl to kill more than 250,000 people and massive amounts of other drugs that would have wreaked havoc and misery on our good citizens.

  2. President Obama:

    I think there are hard-liners inside of Iran that think it is the right thing to do to oppose us, to seek to destroy Israel, to cause havoc in places like Syria or Yemen or Lebanon, if they don't change at all, we're still better off having the deal.

  3. Carrie Lam:

    For a chief executive to have caused this huge havoc to Hong Kong is unforgivable.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war.

  5. Cumali Tastan:

    Throngs of young people driving around the neighborhood in cars draped with Turkish flags at night fired occasional shots in the air. Amid concern that attacks and vandalism could spark clashes as Kurdish residents complained of delayed police responses, authorities deployed riot squads in Altindag. We just watched this havoc for two days, but if they come again, we will defend ourselves.

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