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ˈhæv əkhav·oc

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. havoc, mayhem(noun)

    violent and needless disturbance

Wiktionary

  1. havoc(Noun)

    devastation

  2. havoc(Noun)

    mayhem

  3. havoc(Verb)

    To pillage.

  4. havoc(Verb)

    To cause havoc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Havoc(noun)

    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. Havoc(verb)

    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. Havoc(noun)

    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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    Song lyrics by havoc -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by havoc on the Lyrics.com website.

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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. Jonathan Gold:

    Covid-19 has wreaked unprecedented havoc on American businesses and farmers, tariffs are the last thing that any company should have to worry about during this pandemic.

  2. Evelyn Rodriguez:

    …I want you to know that 320 million hearts are right now breaking for you. We love you. Thank you. Rodriguez said she met Trump last summer when the president was on Long Island, where MS-13 members have particularly been wreaking havoc, to speak about gang violence in the U.S. During a brief conversation, the mother said Trump told her.

  3. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia:

    A moment later I remembered that the young woman having spent five years in Germany, would naturally have learnt the language, but then I heard that when she was rescued from that canal in 1920, she spoke nothing but German – when she spoke at all- which was not often. I readily admit that a ghastly horror experienced in one’s youth can work havoc with one’s memory but I have never heard of any ghastly experience endowing anyone with a knowledge they had not had before it happened. My nieces knew no German at all. Mrs Anderson did not seem to understand a word of Russian or English, the two languages all the four sisters had spoken since babyhood. French came a little later, but German was never spoken in the family.

  4. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Overconfidence that the other side will give you what you want can be a havoc negotiation error.

  5. Farid Ahmed:

    I am not in my senses … We have lost almost everyone in the family from young kids to elderly members, this extreme weather has played havoc with the lives of people living in high altitude mountains.

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