from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A very noisy place: "The whole lobby was a perfect pandemonium, and the din was terrific” ( Jerome K. Jerome).
- n. Wild uproar or noise. See Synonyms at noise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A place where all demons live; Hell.
- n. Chaos; tumultuous or lawless violence.
- n. An outburst; loud, riotous uproar, especially of a crowd.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The great hall or council chamber of demons or evil spirits.
- n. An utterly lawless, riotous place or assemblage.
- n. A condition of unrestrained disorder and chaotic, riotous uproar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The abode of all the demons or evil spirits; hell: a name invented and used by Milton rather as a proper name than a general term.
- n. Hence Any lawless, disorderly, and noisy place or assemblage.
- n. A loud noise, as from pandemonium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state of extreme confusion and disorder
From Pandæmonium, capital of Hell in Paradise Lost, an epic poem by John Milton : Greek pan-, pan- + Late Latin daemonium, demon (from Greek daimonion, from daimōn, lesser god, demon; see demon).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined by John Milton in "Paradise Lost," Pandæmonium, from Ancient Greek πᾶν (pan, "all") (equivalent to English pan-) + Late Latin daemonium ("evil spirit, demon"), from Ancient Greek δαίμων (daimōn, "demon"). (Wiktionary)