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football

EnglishEdit

Association football.
American football.
a football (Association football)
an American football
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EtymologyEdit

foot + ball; may refer to the act of kicking a ball with the feet, or to the fact that games are played on foot, as opposed to on horseback.

NounEdit

football (countable and uncountable, plural footballs)

  1. (general) A sport played on foot in which teams attempt to get a ball into a goal or zone defended by the other team.
    Roman and medieval football matches were more violent than any modern type of football.
  2. (other than North America, uncountable) association football: a game in which two teams each contend to get a round ball into the other team's goal primarily by kicking the ball. Known as soccer in Canada and the United States.
    Each team scored three goals when they played football.
  3. (US, uncountable) American football: a game in which two teams attempt to get an ovoid ball to the end of each other's territory.
    Each team scored two touchdowns when they played football.
  4. (Canada, uncountable) Canadian football: a game played on a wide field in which two teams attempt to get an ovoid ball to the end of each other's territory.
    They played football in the snow.
  5. (Australia, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, uncountable) Australian rules football.
  6. (Ireland, uncountable) Gaelic football: a field game played with similar rules to hurling, but using hands and feet rather than a stick, and a ball, similar to, yet smaller than a soccer ball.
  7. (Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, uncountable) rugby league.
  8. (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand) rugby union
  9. (countable) The ball used in any game called "football".
    The player kicked the football.
  10. (uncountable) Practise of these particular games, or techniques used in them.
  11. (figuratively, countable) An item of discussion, particularly in a back-and-forth manner
    That budget item became a political football.
  12. (slang, countable) The nickname of the leather briefcase containing classified nuclear war plans, which is always near the US President.

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football m (plural footballs)

  1. association football, soccer
  2. (Canada) Canadian football
  3. (less common) American football

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football (uncountable)

  1. football (soccer)