Ammunition vs Wherewithal - What's the difference?

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Ammunition is a related term of wherewithal.


As nouns the difference between ammunition and wherewithal

is that ammunition is (senseid)articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc while wherewithal is the ability and means required to accomplish some task.

As an adverb wherewithal is

(archaic) in what way; how.

ammunition

English

Noun

  • (senseid)Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc.
  • (obsolete) Military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack or defense.
  • ammunition''' bread; '''ammunition shoes
  • Any stock of missiles or supplies for a conflict, literal or figurative.
  • Her bad behaviour is giving him ammunition''' for a divorce / '''ammunition for the next electoral debate.

    Synonyms

    * (articles used in charging firearms) ammo

    wherewithal

    English

    Noun

  • The ability and means required to accomplish some task.
  • * I would like to help your project, but I do not have the wherewithal .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 15 , author=Felicity Cloake , title=How to cook the perfect nut roast , work=Guardian citation , page= , passage=Christmas queen Mary Berry's aubergine five-nut roast, from her Christmas Collection, is, as the name suggests, rather more focused on the nut side of things. Breadcrumbs play second fiddle to a medley of almonds, Brazils, chestnuts, pine nuts and pistachios which, although tangy with lemon juice and garlic, is outrageously dense. A single slice of this could leave you supine in front of the Queen's speech without even the wherewithal to reach for the remote control.}}
  • * 1986 , , Penguin, paperback edition, page 67:
  • "I just can't imagine," Philip said, "having that kind of self-knowledge, that kind of...wherewithal at fifteen.[...]"

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (archaic) In what way; how.
  • * 1662 , , Psalm 119:9,
  • Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?