Definitions for soccerˈsɒk ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a form of football played by two 11-member teams, in which the ball may be kicked or bounced off any part of the body but the arms and hands: only goalkeepers may use their hands to maneuver the ball.
Origin of soccer:
1890–95; (As)soc(iation football)+ -er7
soccer, association football(noun)
a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a game played by two teams of eleven players who try to kick a ball into a net to score
to play a game of soccer
To kick the football directly off the ground, without using one's hands.
a game in which two teams of eleven players contend to get a round ball into their opponent's goal primarily by kicking the ball with their feet
Origin: Colloquial abbreviation for Association football, via abbreviation assoc.; earlier socca (1889), then socker (1891), with soccer attested 1895.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A game in which a round inflated ball is advanced by kicking or propelling with any part of the body except the hands or arms. The object of the game is to place the ball in opposite goals.
Translations for soccer
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
football played according to certain rules.
- لُعْبَة كُرَة القَدَمArabic
- futebolPortuguese (BR)
- das FußballspielGerman
- (επαγγελματικό) ποδόσφαιροGreek
- כַּדוּר רֶגֶלHebrew
- (mėgėjiškas) futbolasLithuanian
- bola sepakMalay
- piłka nożnaPolish
- 足球Chinese (Trad.)
- فٹ بال کا کھیلUrdu
- môn bóng đáVietnamese
- 英式足球Chinese (Simp.)
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