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Definitions for havoc
ˈhæv əkhav·oc

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. havoc, mayhem(noun)

    violent and needless disturbance


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  3. havoc(Verb)

    To pillage.

  4. havoc(Verb)

    To cause havoc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Havoc(noun)

    wide and general destruction; devastation; waste

  2. Havoc(verb)

    to devastate; to destroy; to lay waste

  3. Havoc(noun)

    a cry in war as the signal for indiscriminate slaughter

  4. Origin: [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.

Suggested Resources

  1. havoc

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

How to pronounce havoc?

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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. William Shakespeare:

    Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war.

  3. William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 3 scene 1:

    Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war.

  4. Carrie Lam:

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

  5. Bruce Sewell:

    Hackers and cyber criminals could use this to wreak havoc on our privacy and personal safety.

Images & Illustrations of havoc

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