[hav-uh k] /ˈhæv ək/
great destruction or devastation; ruinous damage.
verb (used with object), havocked, havocking.
to work havoc upon; devastate.
verb (used without object), havocked, havocking.
to work havoc:
The fire havocked throughout the house.
cry havoc, to warn of danger or disaster.
play havoc with,
destruction; devastation; ruin
(informal) confusion; chaos
(archaic) cry havoc, to give the signal for pillage and destruction
(often foll by with) play havoc, to cause a great deal of damage, distress, or confusion (to)
verb -ocs, -ocking, -ocked
(transitive) (archaic) to lay waste
early 15c., from Anglo-French havok in phrase crier havok “cry havoc” (late 14c.), a signal to soldiers to seize plunder, from Old French havot “pillaging, looting,” related to haver “to seize, grasp,” hef “hook,” probably from a Germanic source (see hawk (n.)), or from Latin habere “to have, possess.” General sense of “devastation” first recorded late 15c.
hamlets of the enlightener a district in the east of Jordan. (1.) Jair, the son of Manasseh, took some villages of Gilead and called them by this name (Num. 32:41). (2.) Again, it is said that Jair “took all the tract of Argob,” and called it Bashanhavoth-jair (Deut. 3:14). (See also Josh. 13:30; 1 Kings […]
[hav-er for 1; hah-vruh, -ver for 2] /ˈhæv ər for 1; ˈhɑ vrə, -vər for 2/ noun 1. a city in N Montana. 2. . [luh hah-vruh, -ver; French luh a-vruh] /lə ˈhɑ vrə, -vər; French lə ˈa vrə/ noun 1. a seaport in N France, at the mouth of the Seine. /ˈhɑːvrə; French ɑvrə/ […]
[Sephardic Hebrew, Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-voo-rah; English khah-voo-rah] /Sephardic Hebrew, Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌxɑ vuˈrɑ; English ˌxɑ vʊˈrɑ/ noun, plural havuroth, havurot [Sephardic Hebrew khah-voo-rawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-voo-rohs] /Sephardic Hebrew ˌxɑ vuˈrɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌxɑ vuˈroʊs/ (Show IPA). English, havurahs. Hebrew. 1. a Jewish fellowship, especially an informal one that meets regularly for discussion or prayer.
[haw] /hɔ/ verb (used without object) 1. to utter a sound representing a hesitation or pause in speech. noun 2. a sound or pause of hesitation. Compare 2 (def 3). [haw] /hɔ/ interjection 1. (used as a word of command to a horse or other draft animal, usually directing it to turn to the left.) […]