Definition of "havoc" []

  • Widespread destruction; devastation. (noun)
  • Disorder or chaos: a wild party that created havoc in the house. (noun)
  • To destroy or pillage. (verb-transitive)
  • Destruction; devastation; ruin (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Confusion; chaos (noun)
  • To lay waste (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "havoc" in a sentence
  • "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?"
  • "Props 1A-1F must be defeated, because they would wreak long-term havoc on the state."