What does football mean?

Definitions for football
ˈfʊtˌbɔlfoot·ball

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. football, football gamenoun

    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. footballnoun

    the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football

GCIDE

  1. footballnoun

    Something which is treated in a rough manner, usually as part of a dispute; as, a political football.

  2. footballnoun

    The game played with a football, by two opposing teams of players moving the ball between goals at opposite ends of a rectangular playing field. Outside the United States football refers to soccer, and in England, also to rugby, but in the United States the shape of the ball and the rules of the game are different. Arbuthnot.

Wiktionary

  1. footballnoun

    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 the US

    Each team scored three goals when they played football.

  2. footballnoun

    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.

  3. footballnoun

    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.

  4. footballnoun

    Australian rules football.

  5. footballnoun

    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.

  6. footballnoun

    rugby league.

  7. footballnoun

    rugby union

  8. footballnoun

    The ball used in any game called "football".

    The player kicked the football.

  9. footballnoun

    Practise of these particular games, or techniques used in them.

  10. footballnoun

    An item of discussion, particularly in a back-and-forth manner

    That budget item became a political football.

  11. footballnoun

    The nickname of the leather briefcase containing classified nuclear war plans, which is always near the US President.

  12. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Footballnoun

    A ball commonly made of a blown bladder cased with leather, driven by the foot.

    Etymology: foot and ball.

    Am I so round with you as you with me,
    That like a football you do spurn me thus? William Shakespeare.

    Such a Winter-piece should be beautified with all manner of works and exercises of Winter; as footballs, felling of wood, and sliding upon the ice. Henry Peacham.

    As when a sort of lusty shepherds try
    Their force at football, care of victory
    Makes them salute so rudely, breast to breast,
    That their encounter seems too rough for jest. Edmund Waller.

    One rolls along a football to his foes,
    One with a broken truncheon deals his blows. Dryden.

    He was sensible the common football was a very imperfect imitation of that exercise. Scriblerus Club , Mart. Scribl.

Wikipedia

  1. Football

    Football is a family of team sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball to score a goal. Unqualified, the word football normally means the form of football that is the most popular where the word is used. Sports commonly called football include association football (known as soccer in some countries); gridiron football (specifically American football or Canadian football); Australian rules football; rugby football (either rugby league or rugby union); and Gaelic football. These various forms of football are known as football codes. There are a number of references to traditional, ancient, or prehistoric ball games played in many different parts of the world. Contemporary codes of football can be traced back to the codification of these games at English public schools during the 19th century. The expansion of the British Empire allowed these rules of football to spread to areas of British influence outside the directly controlled Empire. By the end of the 19th century, distinct regional codes were already developing: Gaelic football, for example, deliberately incorporated the rules of local traditional football games in order to maintain their heritage. In 1888, The Football League was founded in England, becoming the first of many professional football competitions. During the 20th century, several of the various kinds of football grew to become some of the most popular team sports in the world.

ChatGPT

  1. football

    Football is a team sport that involves two teams, each consisting of 11 players, striving to get a spherical ball into the opponent's goal, often by kicking it or heading it. The game is usually played on a rectangular field with goals at each end. Different variations of football are popular worldwide, include American football, rugby, and Australian football. The term "football" in most countries refers to what is known in the United States as "soccer." The game is governed by a ruleset known as the Laws of the Game.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Footballnoun

    an inflated ball to be kicked in sport, usually made in India rubber, or a bladder incased in Leather

  2. Footballnoun

    the game of kicking the football by opposing parties of players between goals

Wikidata

  1. Football

    Association football, commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by kicking the ball into the opposing goal. The goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play and then only in their penalty area. Outfield players mostly use their feet to strike or pass the ball, but may use their head to strike the ball instead. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or a penalty shootout depending on the format of the competition. The Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by The Football Association in 1863. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football which organises a World Cup every four years.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Football

    A competitive team sport played on a rectangular field. This is the American or Canadian version of the game and also includes the form known as rugby. It does not include non-North American football (= SOCCER).

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FOOTBALL

    A clever subterfuge for carrying on prize-fights under the guise of a reputable game.

Editors Contribution

  1. football

    A type of ball and product created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles for various purposes.

    There are spherical shaped balls e.g. football, baseball, tennis ball and oblong shaped balls e.g. american football and australian rules football.


    Submitted by MaryC on May 22, 2016  


  2. football

    A type of team sport.

    Football is a much loved sport and is played in many forms across the world.


    Submitted by MaryC on May 22, 2016  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'football' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1670

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'football' in Written Corpus Frequency: #970

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'football' in Nouns Frequency: #696

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of football in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of football in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of football in a Sentence

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars:

    This is a great day for Jacksonville and Jacksonville Jaguars fans everywhere, urban Meyer is who we want and need, a leader, winner and champion who demands excellence and produces results. While Urban already enjoys a legacy in the game of football that few will ever match, his passion for the opportunity in front of him here in Jacksonville is powerful and unmistakable. I am proud to name Urban Meyer the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  2. James Corden:

    Only once, I went mad in 2007, i got massaged into madness. I went on a holiday in the Maldives and I was extremely bored, so I thought, ‘I’ll have another massage.’ I was having about 30 massages a day. At the end of the holiday, I felt a little strange… I got on the plane to go home, opened the newspaper reading the football results, and I burst into tears. And I couldn’t stop crying for three weeks. It was completely absurd… so I went to see shrinks then.

  3. Kwesi Adofo-Mensah:

    He understands what is critical to leading a team that wins at the highest level, and he has an ability to simplify the complex, which will help us in problem solving in all football areas, he is a genuinely positive person who will help create a high-energy internal environment.

  4. Michael Bivona:

    Certainly a great place for anyone that believes in magic and loves dealing with children aged one to ninety, disney doesn’t have a monopoly on seasonal and part-time employment. Football and baseball stadiums have a multitude of part-time jobs available such as ticket takers, ushers, driving players and staff to and from airports and clerical work. What better way to earn additional income than to be in an environment that one might love?

  5. Joshua Kimmich:

    As a football player you have a big power in this world. My opinion is we should feel this responsibility and say something like Sancho did, what we say to people outside gives us a big chance to make a statement. We discussed it, and maybe we can do something. We have to do something because we cannot give something like this (racism) a place.

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Translations for football

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  • sokkerAfrikaans
  • bɔɔlɔAkan
  • እግር ኳስAmharic
  • كرة القدم, كرة القدم الأمريكيةArabic
  • futbolAzerbaijani
  • футболBelarusian
  • американски футбол, футболBulgarian
  • futbol, futbol americà, pilota, pilota de futbolCatalan, Valencian
  • fotbal, americký fotbal, kopaná, míč, fotbalový míč, australský fotbalCzech
  • pêl-droedWelsh
  • rugby, fodbold, australsk fodbold, fodboldspil, amerikansk fodboldDanish
  • Fußball, American Football, FussballGerman
  • αμερικανικό ποδόσφαιρο, μπάλα ποδοφαίρου, ποδόσφαιροGreek
  • piedpilkado, kanada piedpilko, futbalo, futbalpilko, usona piedpilko, usona futbalo, kanada futbaloEsperanto
  • fútbol, balompié, fútbol americano, futbol estadounidense, pambolSpanish
  • ameerika jalgpall, jalgpallEstonian
  • فوتبالPersian
  • amerikkalainen jalkapallo, jalkapallo, australialainen jalkapallo, jenkkifutisFinnish
  • amerikanskur fótbóltur, fótbóltur, avstralskur fótbóltur, kanadiskur fótbólturFaroese
  • football, ballon, ballon de foot, football canadien, rugby à XIII, foot, football américain, football australien, soccerFrench
  • fuotbal, Rugby, Kanadeesk rugby, fuotbalje, balWestern Frisian
  • sacar, peilIrish
  • ball-coiseScottish Gaelic
  • fútbolGalician
  • פוטבול אמריקאי, כַּדּוּרֶגֶלHebrew
  • फुटबॉल, फ़ुटबॉल, फ़ुटबालHindi
  • futball, amerikai foci, labdarúgás, focilabda, fociHungarian
  • ամերիկյան ֆուտբոլ, ֆուտբոլ, կանադական ֆուտբոլ, ավստրալական ֆուտբոլ, ֆուտբոլի գնդակArmenian
  • footballInterlingua
  • sepak bolaIndonesian
  • fótboltiIcelandic
  • football americano, pallone da calcio, calcio, palla, palla da calcio, palloneItalian
  • כדורגלHebrew
  • アメリカンフットボール, 蹴球, サッカー, フットボールJapanese
  • ფეხბურთიGeorgian
  • ಸಾಕರ್Kannada
  • 蹴球, 축구공, 미식축구, 축구Korean
  • pesball, ipsumLatin
  • FoussballLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ເຕະບານLao
  • futbolasLithuanian
  • futbols, amerikāņu futbolsLatvian
  • фудбал, рагби, фудбалска топка, канадски фудбал, американски фудбал, австралиски фудбалMacedonian
  • хөлбөмбөгMongolian
  • bola sepak, bola sepak AmerikaMalay
  • ballun, futbol Kanadiż, futbol Amerikan, futbolMaltese
  • voetballen, voetbal, rugby, American footballDutch
  • amerikansk fotball, fotballNorwegian
  • jooł yitalí, jooł, jooł nabíznítaałíNavajo, Navaho
  • piłka nożna, futbol, futbol amerykański, futbol kanadyjskiPolish
  • [[bola]] [[de]] [[futebol]], futebol americano, futebolPortuguese
  • fotbalRomanian
  • австралийский футбол, канадский футбол, американский футбол, футбол, футбольный мячRussian
  • амерички фудбал, ногометна лопта, ногомет, američki nogomet, фудбал, fudbal, nogomet, nogometna loptaSerbo-Croatian
  • americký futbal, futbalová lopta, kanadský futbal, futbalSlovak
  • nogometna žoga, ameriški nogomet, nogometSlovene
  • kubada cagtaSomali
  • amerikansk fotboll, fotbollSwedish
  • ఫుట్బాల్Telugu
  • อเมริกันฟุตบอล, ฟุตบอลThai
  • ኩእሶ እግሪTigrinya
  • ayak topu, futbol, futbol topu, Amerikan futboluTurkish
  • американський футбол, копаний м’яч, канадський футбол, сокер, канадійський футбол, футболUkrainian
  • فٹ بالUrdu
  • bóng đáVietnamese
  • פֿוסבאָלYiddish
  • bọ́ọ̀lù-ẹlẹ́sẹ̀Yoruba
  • � �球Chinese

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