Meaning of FOOTBALL in English

n. & v.

n. 1 any of several outdoor games between two teams played with a ball on a pitch with goals at each end, esp. = Association Football. 2 a large inflated ball of a kind used in these. 3 a topical issue or problem that is the subject of continued argument or controversy.

v.intr. play football. football pool (or pools) a form of gambling on the results of football matches, the winners receiving sums accumulated from entry money. footballer n.

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.