- An empty, immeasurable space; a yawning chasm.(Archaic)"Between us and there is fixed a great chaos." [Luke xvi. 26 (Rhemish Trans.).]
- The confused, unorganized condition or mass of matter before the creation of distinct and orderly forms.
- Any confused or disordered collection or state of things; a confused mixture; confusion; disorder.
Etymology: L. chaos chaos (in senses 1 & 2), Gr. cha`os, fr. cha`ineinroot cha) to yawn, to gape, to open widely. Cf. Chasm