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English definition of “football”


noun [C/U]    /ˈfʊtˌbɔl/
(the oval ball used in) a game played by two teams in which each team tries to kick , run with, or throw the ball across the opposing team’s goal line to score points . American and Canadian football differ in the number of players , the size of the field , and some rules of play : [C] Mom bought me a football. [U] Let’s play football after lunch . Football also means soccer in most of the world .
(Definition of football noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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