What does soccer mean?

Definitions for soccer
ˈsɒk ərsoc·cer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soccer, association footballnoun

    a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal

Wiktionary

  1. soccernoun

    To kick the football directly off the ground, without using one's hands.

  2. soccernoun

    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

  3. Etymology: Colloquial abbreviation for Association football, via abbreviation assoc.; earlier socca (1889), then socker (1891), with soccer attested 1895.

Wikipedia

  1. soccer

    Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players who primarily use their feet to propel a ball around a rectangular field called a pitch. The objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposite team by moving the ball beyond the goal line into a rectangular-framed goal defended by the opposing side. Traditionally, the game has been played over two 45 minute halves, for a total match time of 90 minutes. With an estimated 250 million players active in over 200 countries and territories, it is considered the world's most popular sport. The game of association football is played in accordance with the Laws of the Game, a set of rules that has been in effect since 1863 and maintained by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) since 1886. The game is played with a football that is 68–70 cm (27–28 in) in circumference. The two teams compete to get the ball into the other team's goal (between the posts and under the bar), thereby scoring a goal. When the ball is in play, the players mainly use their feet, but may use any other part of their body, except for their hands or arms, to control, strike, or pass the ball. Only the goalkeepers may use their hands and arms, and only then within the penalty area. The team that has scored more goals at the end of the game is the winner. Depending on the format of the competition, an equal number of goals scored may result in a draw being declared, or the game goes into extra time or a penalty shootout.Internationally, association football is governed by FIFA. Under FIFA, there are six continental confederations: AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA. National associations (e.g. The FA or JFA) are responsible for managing the game in their own countries both professionally and at an amateur level, and coordinating competitions in accordance with the Laws of the Game. The most senior and prestigious international competitions are the FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Women's World Cup. The men's World Cup is the most-viewed sporting event in the world, surpassing the Olympic Games. The two most prestigious competitions in European club football are the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Women's Champions League, which attract an extensive television audience throughout the world. The final of the men's tournament has been, in recent years, the most-watched annual sporting event in the world.Women's association football has historically seen opposition, with national associations severely curbing its development and several outlawing it completely. Restrictions started to be reduced in the 1980s and the first women's World Cup was the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup in China with only 12 teams from the respective six confederations. By the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France, this had increased to 24 national teams, and a record-breaking 1.12 billion viewers watched the competition.

ChatGPT

  1. soccer

    Soccer, also known as football in many countries, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. The objective of the game is to score by getting the ball into the opposing goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the match wins. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch, with a goal at each end. It is the most popular sport in the world and is governed internationally by FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association).

Wikidata

  1. Soccer

    Soccer is a video game produced by Intelligent Systems and Nintendo as part of its Sports Series for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released in Japan in 1985, and was released in the United States and in Europe in 1987. It was also released for the Family Computer Disk System in 1986. It is also available on the Wii's Virtual Console since 2006, to be bought from the Wii Shop Channel.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Soccer

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. soccer

    A type of sport.

    Soccer is a much loved sport the world over.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'soccer' in Nouns Frequency: #2518

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soccer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soccer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of soccer in a Sentence

  1. Victoria Chun:

    We know change is hard, but also know the strength and resiliency of our women's soccer team will shine through this difficult time. Our student athletes are at the center of our decisions, and we know this is the right path forward.

  2. Richard Isaacson:

    It's soccer ; it's ice hockey ; it's wrestling, it's any sport that has the potential for collision and head impact.

  3. Former England captain Beckham:

    Besides being a great friend, he is the person that is most passionate about soccer and Real Madrid that I have met and the best player I've ever played with.

  4. Luis Lopez:

    Here there is no room for insults or violence. We're here to free ourselves from the environment we live in. Do you understand? the soccer field is to learn there are rules that have to be followed, that there is discipline.

  5. Alexei Smertin:

    We are looking for the people who were shouting, they should not be at soccer stadiums.

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