Definitions for: Chaos


[n] (Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe
[n] the formless and disordered state of matter before the creation of the cosmos
[n] a state of extreme confusion and disorder



Webster (1913) Definition: Cha"os (k[=a]"[o^]s), n. [L. chaos chaos (in senses 1 &
2), Gr. cha`os, fr. cha`inein (root cha) to yawn, to gape, to
open widely. Cf. Chasm.]
1. An empty, immeasurable space; a yawning chasm. [Archaic]

Between us and there is fixed a great chaos. --Luke
xvi. 26
(Rhemish
Trans.).

2. The confused, unorganized condition or mass of matter
before the creation of distinct and orderly forms.

3. Any confused or disordered collection or state of things;
a confused mixture; confusion; disorder.

Synonyms: bedlam, pandemonium, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness

See Also: balagan, confusion, Greek deity, physical phenomenon

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