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English definition of “football”

football

noun     /ˈfʊt.bɔːl/ US  /-bɑːl/
A1 [U] UK (UK and US soccer) a game played between two teams of eleven people, where each team tries to win by kicking a ball into the other team's goal: a football player/team He's playing football. Are you coming to the football match? I'm not a big football fan.Football/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports [U] US (UK American football) a game for two teams of eleven players in which an oval ball is moved along the field by running with it or throwing it: a football gameFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports A1 [C] a large ball made of leather or plastic and filled with air, used in games of footballAmerican footballGeneral terms used in ball sportsFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of football noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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