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Princeton's WordNet

  1. firepowernoun

    (military) the relative capacity for delivering fire on a target


  1. firepowernoun

    A measure of the resources available to a group which allows them to achieve their objectives; capacity for action.


  1. firepowernoun

    the capacity of a weapon to deliver fire onto a target

  2. firepowernoun

    the ability to deliver fire

  3. firepowernoun

    the ability to shoot and score goals.

  4. Etymology: fire + power


  1. Firepower

    Firepower is the military capability to direct force at an enemy. (It is not to be confused with the concept of rate of fire, which describes the cycling of the firing mechanism in a weapon system.) Firepower involves the whole range of potential weapons. The concept is generally taught as one of the three key principles of modern warfare wherein the enemy forces are destroyed or have their will to fight negated by sufficient and preferably overwhelming use of force as a result of combat operations. Through the ages firepower has come to mean offensive power applied from a distance, thus involving ranged weapons as opposed to one-on-one close quarters combat. Firepower is thus something employed to keep enemy forces at a range where they can be defeated in detail or sapped of the will to continue. In the field of naval artillery, the weight of a broadside was long used as a figure of merit of a warship's firepower.


  1. Firepower

    Firepower is a video game of the combat flight simulation genre released in 2004 as an add on to enhance Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe. Firepower adds 18 new aircraft bringing the total of 36 military aircraft to Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe. Firepower also adds 50 new historical type missions, new ordnance and improved graphic effects to Microsoft's combat flight simulation. The aircraft in Firepower include the B-17 Flying Fortress models F and G, B-29A Superfortress, Arado 234B Blitz, Dewoitine D.520 fighter, Dornier 217M medium bomber, Dornier 217N night fighter, He-162A Salamander, Me334, Me410A Schnellbomber, Me410B-2 R-3 zerstorer, Me410B-2 U-2 R-4 zerstorer, Me410B-2 U-4 zerstorer, P-40N Warhawk, Ta-154 Moskito, Ta-152C1 R31, Ta-152H-1, Ta-183 Huckebein Interceptor, Avro Lancaster Mk III heavy bomber, Ho-229 V5 Supersonic Fighter /bomber, Avro Lancaster GS heavy bomber, and a B-24J Liberator. What's interesting in Shockwave Production's add on to Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe is the vast increase in the amount of available WWII military aircraft in the European Theater of Operations. Also there are 4 new bombers in which the player can man different aircrew positions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firepower in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firepower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of firepower in a Sentence

  1. Khaldoon Tabaza:

    Will Careem would likely lean more toward an acquisition by Uber to protect value created, and avoid further losses once Uber has more firepower as a result of its IPO.

  2. Don Waddell:

    Adding offensive firepower and improving our power play were priorities this offseason, and Max certainly checks those boxes.

  3. Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay:

    It is very important for us to gain more seats in Congress... then we will have enough firepower for pending structural reforms.

  4. Robert Ashley:

    Developments in hypersonic propulsion wivolutionize rewarfare by providing the ability to strike targets more quickly, at greater distances, and with greater firepower, china is also developing increasingly sophisticated ballistic missile warheads and hypersonic glide vehicles in an attempt to counter ballistic missile defense systems.

  5. Lorne Baring:

    The BOJ is running out of monetary policy firepower, so it was not a surprise to see that there is no change to the policy this week, also, China's industrial output figures at the weekend showed contraction yet again and underscore the weakness in demand from the world's second largest economy. There is still a soft demand coupled with an excess supply story in the commodities spectrum.

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