football - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] British a game in which two teams of eleven players kick a round ball and try to score goals

    a game of football

    Rob’s going home to watch the football on TV.

    play football:

    He plays football for Barcelona.

  2. 2
    [countable] a ball used for playing football or American football

    Children were kicking a football back and forth.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] American American football