Meaning of FOOTBALL in English

noun Date: 15th century any of several games played between two teams on a rectangular field having two goalposts at each end and whose object is to get the ball over a goal line or between goalposts by running, passing, or kicking: as, soccer , rugby , an American game played between two teams of 11 players each in which the ball is in possession of one side at a time and is advanced by running or passing, Australian Rules ~ , Canadian ~ , 2. an inflated oval ball used in the game of ~, a soccer ball, something treated roughly especially as the subject of a prolonged dispute , ~er noun

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