from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Widespread destruction; devastation.
- noun Disorder or chaos.
- transitive verb To destroy or pillage.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An early Middle English form of hawk, surviving till later times in the phrase to cry havoc.
- noun General and relentless destruction.
- noun To shout for the beginning or the continuation of a work of indiscriminate destruction or rapine.
- To work general destruction upon; devastate; destroy; lay waste.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- interjection A cry in war as the signal for indiscriminate slaughter.
- transitive verb To devastate; to destroy; to lay waste.
- noun Wide and general destruction; devastation; waste.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
- verb To cause havoc.
- interjection A cry in war as the
signalfor indiscriminate slaughter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun violent and needless disturbance
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The threat of the havoc is more bark than bite, though; although we see some of the effects of the fast burn, they are somewhat downplayed in favor of Constance's relationships with he mother and her partner, Andy.
Things are tearing apart all over the places, bloody havoc is being committed, the planet's coming apart at the seams ... and this inspires hair-tearing and chest-beating and rending of garments across the land?
Mr. Brooks seems to think that the reason the insurgents are causing such havoc is because the majority of Americans now see that its a disaster.
How fatal the consequences are! the hireling fancies the sheep may look to themselves, but it does not prove so: the wolf catches them, and scatters the sheep, and woeful havoc is made of the flock, which will all be charged upon the treacherous shepherd.
Attempts to reign in spending will likely lead to higher unemployment and may raise winds of deflationary pressure that will wreak long-term havoc to the economy.
These types of fears have caused short-term havoc with the shares price in the past but the core earnings just keep chugging along on their upward path.
Props 1A-1F must be defeated, because they would wreak long-term havoc on the state.
he played collegiately at Villanova to craft a Hall-of-Fame career in Hollywood, playing 12 of his 13 seasons with the Raiders in L.A. Long was able to cause havoc from the defensive tackle spot while employing his quick and slippery moves off the line.
With Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) now firmly installed as Eureka’s sheriff, there’s still much he doesn’t know about the goings-on at top secret research facility Global Dynamics, but each time havoc is unleashed it usually leads Carter back to the lab.
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The shear number of fines GE has paid (all minuscule when compared to the company’s income) relating to environmental havoc is staggering.