noun \ˈsä-kər\

: a game played between two teams of 11 players in which a round ball is moved toward a goal usually by kicking

Full Definition of SOCCER

:  a game played on a field between two teams of 11 players each with the object to propel a round ball into the opponent's goal by kicking or by hitting it with any part of the body except the hands and arms —called also association football

Examples of SOCCER

  1. Both of their children play soccer.

Origin of SOCCER

by shortening & alteration from association football
First Known Use: 1885

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms

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


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