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ˈhæv əkhav·oc

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. havoc, mayhemnoun

    violent and needless disturbance


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  3. havocverb

    To pillage.

  4. havocverb

    To cause havoc.


  1. havoc

    High Altitude Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC) is a set of crewed NASA mission concepts to the planet Venus. All human portions of the missions would be conducted from lighter-than-air craft or from orbit.


  1. havoc

    Havoc is a noun that refers to widespread chaos, destruction, or disorder. It describes a state of great upheaval or confusion caused by extensive damage, devastation, or unruly situations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Havocnoun

    wide and general destruction; devastation; waste

  2. Havocverb

    to devastate; to destroy; to lay waste

  3. Havocnoun

    a cry in war as the signal for indiscriminate slaughter

  4. 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.]


  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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  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. Natalie John:

    Erika has wreaked havoc there.

  2. Greg Abbott:

    Lives are at stake as dangerous drugs like fentanyl pour into our communities at an astonishing rate, and we must act now to crack down on this proliferation of this deadly drug, from Tarrant County to Lubbock County, fentanyl is wreaking havoc in our communities and it is essential for parents, family members, schools, and more to get fully engaged to prevent future fentanyl deaths.

  3. Clay Trauernicht:

    On tropical islands, fires have a unique set of impacts, first and foremost, fires were very rare prior to human arrival on any Pacific island. The vegetation, the native ecosystems, really evolved in the absence of frequent fires. And so when you do get these fires, they tend to kind of wreak havoc.

  4. Tom Buchanan:

    Feral hogs wreak havoc on Oklahoma's farms, ranches and ecosystems, and cost farmers, ranchers and landowners.

  5. 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.

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