American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- n. archaic A place where all demons live; Hell.
- n. Chaos; tumultuous or lawless violence.
- n. An outburst; loud, riotous uproar, especially of a crowd.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. a state of extreme confusion and disorder
- 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)
- 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)
“The pandemonium is still in the air, the giddy excitement from winning again.”
“Conditions at the hospital were poor and Bedlam had entered the English language as a byword for pandemonium.”
“By the mid-sixteenth century, Bethlem had become Bedlam, a byword for pandemonium.”
“More pandemonium is expected now that Nebraska has returned.”
“When it missed, Madison Square Garden erupted in pandemonium - as opposite a collective emotion as there could be from the way the crowd felt at halftime.”
“It may not simply be coincidence that the word "pandemonium" -- uproar and noise -- comes right after it in the dictionary.”
“It’s the mental imagine of your mother freaking out over her beige carpet while all the pandemonium is going on that cracks me up.”
“Finally, there was no better place than Tokyo to sample Level 5's take on animation giants Studio Ghibli's style in the PS3 version of RPG Ni no Kuni (out next year); featuring beautifully rendered cel-shading, with breathtaking character animation, its evocative, quiet charm amid the pandemonium was a show stealer.”
“What has been all but overlooked in the pandemonium is the catastrophic damage he is doing abroad to the prospects for the defence of the free world.”
“He maintained a steady sense of the sacred in the midst of pandemonium, which is what good priests do!”
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