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Noun: football  'fût,bol
  1. Any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
    - football game
  2. The inflated oblong ball used in playing American football
  3. [Brit] A football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
    - soccer, association football, beautiful game [Brit, informal]
  4. [Brit] An inflated ball used in playing soccer
    - soccer ball

Derived forms: footballs

Type of: ball, ball game, contact sport, field game

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