Definition of Football in English :

Define Football in English

Football meaning in English

Meaning of Football in English

Pronunciation of Football in English

Football pronunciation in English

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1. football, football game

any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

2. football

the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of football
any of various games played with a round or oval ball and usually based on two teams competing to kick, head, carry, or otherwise propel the ball into each other's goal, territory, etc
association football, rugby, Australian Rules, American football, Gaelic football
(as modifier)
a football ground
a football supporter
the ball used in any of these games or their variants
a problem, issue, etc, that is continually passed from one group or person to another and treated as a pretext for argument instead of being resolved
he accused the government of using the strike as a political football

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a.  British
b.  British
Rugby1 (sense 2)
in the U.S., a game played on a field that is 100 yards long, with 2 teams of 11 players and a goal at each end: the players may attempt to score a touchdown by running or passing the ball, kick a field goal, etc.
Canadian football
the oval, inflated, leather or rubber ball used in playing football in the U.S. or Canada
any issue, problem, etc. that is passed about or shunted from one group to another
a political football

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of football
1. Sports
a. A game played by two teams of 11 players each on a rectangular, 100-yard-long field with goal lines and goalposts at either end, the object being to gain possession of a ball and advance it in running or passing plays across the opponent's goal line or kick it through the air between the opponent's goalposts.
b. The inflated oval ball, slightly pointed at both ends, that is used in this game.
2. Chiefly British
a. Soccer.
b. Rugby.
c. The ball used in soccer or rugby.
3. Informal A problem or issue that is discussed among groups or persons without being settled: The issue of tax reform became a political football.

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