firepower

or fire pow·er

[ fahyuhr-pou-er ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌpaʊ ər /

noun

the capability of a military force, unit, or weapons system as measured by the amount of gunfire, number of missiles, etc., deliverable to a target.
the capability or potential, as of an organization, for action or achieving results.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?

Origin of firepower

First recorded in 1910–15; fire + power
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for firepower

British Dictionary definitions for firepower

fire power

noun military

the amount of fire that may be delivered by a unit or weapon
the capability of delivering fire
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012