n. & v.
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.
Phrases and idioms:
football pool (or pools) a form of gambling on the results of football matches, the winners receiving sums accumulated from entry money.