football

[[t]f'ʊtbɔːl[/t]]
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1) N-UNCOUNT Football is a game played by two teams of eleven players using a round ball. Players kick the ball to each other and try to score goals by kicking the ball into a large net. [BRIT]

Several boys were still playing football on the waste ground.

...Arsenal Football Club.

...Italian football fans.

Syn:
(in AM, use soccer)
2) N-UNCOUNT Football is a game played by two teams of eleven players using an oval ball. Players carry the ball in their hands or throw it to each other as they try to score goals that are called touchdowns. [AM]

Two blocks beyond our school was a field where boys played football...

This year's national college football championship was won by Princeton.

(in BRIT, use American football)
3) N-COUNT A football is a ball that is used for playing football.

English dictionary. 2008.

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