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havoc


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Havoc  \Hav"oc\,  v.  t. 
  To  devastate;  to  destroy;  to  lay  waste. 
 
  To  waste  and  havoc  yonder  world.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Havoc  \Hav"oc\,  interj.  [See  {Havoc},  n.] 
  A  cry  in  war  as  the  signal  for  indiscriminate  slaughter. 
  --Toone. 
 
  Do  not  cry  havoc,  where  you  should  but  hunt  With  modest 
  warrant.  --Shak. 
 
  Cry  'havoc,'  and  let  slip  the  dogs  of  war!  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Havoc  \Hav"oc\,  n.  [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.] 
  Wide  and  general  destruction;  devastation;  waste. 
 
  As  for  Saul,  he  made  havoc  of  the  church.  --Acts  viii. 
  3. 
 
  Ye  gods,  what  havoc  does  ambition  make  Among  your 
  works!  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  havoc 
  n  :  violent  and  needless  disturbance  [syn:  {mayhem}] 




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