football

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foot·ball

noun \ˈft-ˌbl\

Definition of FOOTBALL

1
:  any of several games played between two teams on a usually rectangular field having goalposts or goals at each end and whose object is to get the ball over a goal line, into a goal, or between goalposts by running, passing, or kicking: as
a British :  soccer
b British :  rugby
c :  an American game played between two teams of 11 players each in which the ball is in possession of one side at a time and is advanced by running or passing
d Australian :  australian rules football
e Canada :  canadian football
2
a :  an inflated oval ball used in the game of football
b British :  a soccer ball
3
:  something treated roughly especially as the subject of a prolonged dispute <the issue became a political football in Congress>
foot·ball·er \-ˌb-lər\ noun

Examples of FOOTBALL

  1. He played a lot of football in high school and college.

First Known Use of FOOTBALL

15th century

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms

crease, lateral, lax, overthrow, playbook, post, screen, scrum, secondary, ultimate

Rhymes with FOOTBALL

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football

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

A professional football (soccer) field. International rules allow for variations in the overall …—© Merriam-Webster Inc.

Game in which two 11-member teams try to propel a ball into the opposing team's goal, using any part of the body except the hands and arms. Only the goalkeeper, when positioned within the penalty area in front of the goal, may use hands and arms. The game's first uniform set of rules was put in place in 1863, when England's Football Association was created. Professional leagues began appearing in the late 1880s, first in England and then in other countries. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was founded in 1904, and has hosted the World Cup every four years since 1930. Football has been included in the Olympic Games since 1908. Now played on all continents in over 200 countries, with over 250 million players, it is the world's most popular ball game. See also Australian Rules football; Gaelic football; football, gridiron; and rugby.

Variants of FOOTBALL

football or association football or soccer

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