What does football mean?

Definitions for football
ˈfʊtˌbɔlfoot·ball

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word football.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. football, football game(noun)

    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(noun)

    the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football

GCIDE

  1. football(n.)

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

  2. football(n.)

    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. football(Noun)

    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.

    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.

  2. football(Noun)

    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.

    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.

  3. football(Noun)

    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.

    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.

  4. football(Noun)

    Australian rules football.

    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.

  5. football(Noun)

    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.

    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.

  6. football(Noun)

    rugby league.

    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.

  7. football(Noun)

    rugby union

    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.

  8. football(Noun)

    The ball used in any game called "football".

    The player kicked the football.

    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.

  9. football(Noun)

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

    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.

  10. football(Noun)

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

    That budget item became a political football.

    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.

  11. football(Noun)

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

    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.

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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Football(noun)

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

  2. Football(noun)

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

Freebase

  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  

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

How to pronounce football?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say football in sign language?

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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. Jarred Evans:

    Jared Evans, a football player among the 195 evacuees, said in an interview Thursday night. After dinner, Jared Evans said, most people head straight to their rooms. Jarred Evans, a professional football player in China, is one of the Americans evacuated from a Chinese city at the center of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. ( AP Photo/Patricio Espinoza) They were flown out of Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the outbreak, on Wednesday and while on the base have been given blood tests and nose, throat and mouth swabs. Most of the virus cases are in China, but the outbreak has spread to more than a dozen countries, and the World Health Organization declared a global emergency Thursday. The U.S. has advised against all travel to Chinaand on Thursday confirmed the countrys first case of person-to-person spread of the virus, a man who is married to a Chicago woman in her 60s who got sick after she returned from a trip to Wuhan. AMERICAN AIRLINES LATEST TO CANCEL ALL FLIGHTS TO CHINA AMID CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK One person tried to leave the base Wednesday night and Riverside County officials ordered the person quarantined for two weeks unless medically cleared before then, said Jose Arballo Jr., a spokesman for the countys public health agency. That means the unidentified person must remain with the group on the base, he said. Jose Arballo Jr. said early Friday that none of the passengers had shown signs of the illness but that Jose Arballo Jr. was about to go into a briefing for an update on the evacuees health. The evacuees are staying in hotel-style housing on the base and spent time Thursday exercising in a grassy area, some wearing masks, Jose Arballo Jr. said. A mobile medical clinic was set up in that area of the base so the evacuees will not have to go elsewhere for medical care if they need it, Jose Arballo Jr. said. Jarred Evans, who moved to Wuhan several years ago to play in a Chinese football league, said Jarred Evans would stay at the base until testing shows Jarred Evans is free of the virus. SIGN UP FOR THE FOX HEALTH NEWSLETTER Before the outbreak took hold, Jarred Evans said people in the city of 11 million people were happy as they prepared for the Lunar New Year holiday season. After news broke about rapidly expanding outbreak, Jarred Evans said residents swarmed pharmacies and stores to buy masks and disinfectant spray. The Chinese government shut down the city banning buses, trains, taxis, and personal cars and the military patrolled some streets and Jarred Evans compared its deserted atmosphere to an Old West ghost town. Imagine New York City being shut down, i was completely scared at first, because I didnt know exactly what was going to happen.

  2. Marc Girard:

    A football club like ours.

  3. Artem Filatov , 27:

    It is double-sided. Of course, there is interest in our city from all around the world now. And for businesses, there are lots of new possibilities to earn money, but not everyone is happy ... I really hope the foreigners don't just come for the football, but see other things in the city: the museums, the contemporary art center.

  4. Ardie Sayers:

    Like the doctor at the Mayo Clinic said, 'Yes, a part of this has to be on football,' it wasn't so much getting hit in the head. ... It's just the shaking of the brain when they took him down with the force they play the game in.

  5. Mike Pence:

    I left today’s Colts game because [ Trump ] and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag or our National Anthem, while everyone is entitled to Vice President Mike Pence own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask National Football League players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem.

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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
  • 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

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