Character 8
Hyphenation foot ball
Pronunciations [fʷʊʔt̚bɑɫ]

Definitions and meanings of "Football"

What do we mean by football?

A game played by two teams of 11 players each on a rectangular, 100-yard-long field with goal lines and goalposts at either end, the object being to gain possession of a ball and advance it in running or passing plays across the opponent's goal line or kick it through the air between the opponent's goalposts. noun

The inflated oval ball used in this game. noun

Rugby. noun

Soccer. noun

The ball used in Rugby or soccer. noun

A problem or issue that is discussed among groups or persons without being settled. noun

A ball consisting originally of an inflated bladder, now of a hollow globe of india-rubber or of heavy canvas saturated with rubber, cased in leather, round or oval in shape, and designed to be driven by the foot in the game called by the same name. See def. 2. noun

A game played with such a ball by two parties of players on a level plot of ground, at each end of which is a goal through or beyond which the players strive to drive the ball. noun

Figuratively, an object or a person subjected to hard usage or to many vicissitudes or changes of condition: as, he was the foot-ball of fortune. noun

An inflated ball to be kicked in sport, usually made in India rubber, or a bladder incased in Leather. noun

The game played with a football{1}, by two opposing teams of players moving the ball between goals at opposite ends of a rectangular playing field. Outside the United States football refers to soccer, and in England, also to rugby, but in the United States the shape of the ball and the rules of the game are different. noun

Soccer or rugby. noun

Something which is treated in a rough manner, usually as part of a dispute. noun

Association football: a game in which two teams each contend to get a round ball into the other team's goal primarily by kicking the ball. Known as soccer in the US noun

American football: a game in which two teams attempt to get an ovoid ball to the end of each other's territory. noun

Canadian football: a game played on a wide field in which two teams attempt to get an ovoid ball to the end of each other's territory. noun

Australian rules football. noun

Gaelic football: a field game played with similar rules to hurling, but using hands and feet rather than a stick, and a ball, similar to, yet smaller than a soccer ball. noun

(general) A sport played on foot in which teams attempt to get a ball into a goal or zone defended by the other team.

Association football: a game in which two teams each contend to get a round ball into the other team's goal primarily by kicking the ball. Known as soccer in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

American football: a game played on a field of 100 yards long and 53 1/3 yards wide in which two teams of 11 players attempt to get an ovoid ball to the end of each other's territory.

Canadian football: a game played on a played on a field of 110 yards long and 65 yards wide in which two teams of 12 players attempt to get an ovoid ball to the end of each other's territory.

(Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory) Australian rules football.

Gaelic football: a field game played with similar rules to hurling, but using hands and feet rather than a stick, and a ball, similar to, yet smaller than a soccer ball.

(New South Wales) rugby league.

Rugby union.

The ball used in any game called "football".

Practice of these particular games, or techniques used in them.

An item of discussion, particularly in a back-and-forth manner

The leather briefcase containing classified nuclear war plans which is always near the US President.

OK, here goes... slowly: The word describes a very populare game, which is played all over the world. The word consists of two parts, which quite accurately descibes the game: 1) Foot 2) Ball Part 1) Foot. This means that the foot is the main body part involved when playing this game. Part 2) Ball. This means that the game is played with a spheric (globe-shaped) object. This definition seems to be understood all over the world, except in the US, where they have misunderstood both parts of the word. Instead of using their feet, they mainly use their hands. And, instead of using a ball, they use an egg-shaped object. Urban Dictionary

A name given to two different sports in which America and the rest of the world use to waste their lives away constantly arguing over which is better. Honestly, I'm an American. And I love the game of American football. But notice how I haven't said that I hate football (aka soccer). In fact, I love that sport, too. I just totally suck at it. Haha. C'mon, be real ya'll. Both games are cool. Even rugby too. It's cool. I have no idea how to play it, but I enjoy trying. It's all preference. For all ya'll that say football is whack cause we wear padding, go ahead and say whatever the fuck you want to say. That padding protects us so we can stay a little safer to enjoy the game a little longer. I don't care if I don't use it, I've tackled mofos twice my size without any padding on. The point I'm trying to make; All three games are great. They all require stratedgy, strength, speed, and endurance. So just shut the fuck up, grab the ball that suits you, and play your damn game already. You got that? Kay, just helping out. I'm just a 15yr old from a small town. Yeah, yeah... What do I know? Honestly? I know it's fucking pointless for ya'll to fight over sports. So just save your shit for someone who's still too much of a punk to simply enjoy a game of American football, football, or rugby. Peace people! Damn. Haha. Urban Dictionary

The greatest and most popular sport in history with more than 5 times the TV audience of the next most popular (cricket - every radio and TV in the sub-continent is permanently tuned to Pakistan/India cricket matches - that's a big audience). Only Americans call it 'soccer' owing to their vast ignorance of what goes on outside their national boundaries and the misnomer which has them thinking than a corruption of rugby, with all the danger and most of the skill removed can also be called 'football'. 'The Beautiful Game' can be played anywhere, on almost any surface, by any number of players, for almost any length of time. And is. There is no country on earth that doesn't play. It has inspired more passion, more courage and more excitement than any other sport in history and dwarfs everything else. Urban Dictionary

When a girl is playing footsie with you, and her foot travels up to your crotch. Urban Dictionary

A lovely game that alot of people play. Also the most importmant sport in the world. Very famous, but also fun for people who like football. If you dont play football yet, i would say: Give it a try! Ofcourse if you start at older age, you wont get as good as Ronaldo, Messi, ... But doesnt matter, its just for fun! ( Mostly ) Urban Dictionary

The sport of American (or Gridiron) football is called so because we wanted a sport that was european football and rugby combined. the first version of american football had the punter kick it and players going down feild to catch the ball (pretty much feet passing, then it was switched to the passing seen today). and it was originally callled "American Football" which is why the first professional american football league was called the "American Football League"(which later merged with the NFL). it was called "american" because it is our version of your game. Pretty soon, we dropped the word "american" out of it and it became "football" so all of this is just a big misunderstanding! lol ---- from a guy who likes both american and european football also, both sports are VERY physical, and I"ve never played rugby (i have watched though, and it's pretty cool) but getting tackled in football HURTS!!!! the pads don't do much when there's a 6'6" guy with 275 pounds of muscle trying to rip your head off! Urban Dictionary

A variety of games that which Europeans and Americans tend to argue over pointlessly till the end of time as to which version is "right" never minding the fact that due to Cultural Mutation different words can mean different things in other places Typically Americans profess love for the version that involves padding and an ovoid ball in which the point of the game is to move the ball ten yards down the field at a time through either rushing or passing before passing into the plain of the "End Zone" placed at either ends of a 100 Yard Field to score points Europeans tend to extol the virtues of a much simpler sport that only requires a pair of goals placed at either end of a field and is played with a checkered Spherical Ball Urban Dictionary

Football - Only the best damn sport ever. Played with a round ball and feet. However, Americans tend to mistake it for American Football (which should truthfully be called tackleball for all that matters). Urban Dictionary

Also Known As the BEAUTIFUL GAME. A real sport played with your FEET and an actual round BALL, hence the name FOOTBALL. This term should never be used to refer to our silly american game of putting on 30 pounds of armor and carrying a cone shaped piece of rubber while trying not to be touched by other guys. You'll note the lack of definitions calling this silly game football. And there is a reason for that. Some silly americans give us a bad name by not noticing what is going on in the rest of the world and don't realize that there was already a real sport called football when we made up our game, but everyone else in the world knows whats up. P.S. Please, if you are American please stop saying the S word (s****r)and saying that our american game is better than real football. If you are not american just know that not all of us are confused faggots. Urban Dictionary

A place on where obnoxious eurofags bitch about how Americans call football soccer and vice versa. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Football

The word "football" in example sentences

Maybe it's time to lay the term "football widow" to rest.

Winning in football is about having talent at every position, or at least enough of it sprinkled throughout your team that you can make plays on offense and defense. ❋ Unknown (2009)

As for me, the best bet in football is betting the point spread or over/under totals on individual games. ❋ Chris Maloney (2010)

If you make Y variable then you are like the sports guys on television who say that the most important thing in football is momentum and that the last team to score has momentum. joe from Lowell Says: ❋ Unknown (2009)

The problem with such a philosophy in football is that when you are spending so much on individual players, those individual players are still at the mercy of their teammates. ❋ Doug Farrar (2010)

If you didn't stick in the word "football" in front of "club" people might be misled. ❋ Unknown (2011)

The sport is yet another one with a claim to the name "football." ❋ Joshua Robinson (2011)

I think the perception of Virginia football is a lot better right now than it was maybe in August because of the way the Cavaliers have started, and I think it would be a feather in everybody's cap in Charlottesville if they were to win that game on Saturday. ❋ Steve Yanda (2010)

There's also a sense of inverse snobbery in English football, which is why your classic old school simple background managers like Redknapp or Allardyce or Bruce are revered but some people tend to look down on the more scholarly types like Hodgson who being an intellectual is incredibly rare in English football or a Wenger/Houllier type. ❋ Unknown (2010)

` ` I think the nation got to see what Tulsa football is all about tonight and, I'm going to tell you, it's pretty impressive, '' Graham said. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Lucy with the football is a great analogy (I always cringed watching Peanuts when that part came on). ❋ Unknown (2007)

Tom not being able to throw a football is my favorite! ❋ Unknown (2007)

Florida football is about a guy who outworks his opponent, is maybe the underdog and will fight until he can't fight no more. ❋ Unknown (2006)

'' I think we showed the world what Nebraska football is all about, '' ❋ Unknown (2004)

Soccer, which they call football in Europe, he thought, recalling his new set. ❋ Unknown (2004)

(Somewhere in the world, [exept] USA): -Let's play football! Reaction: they play football(Somwhere in USA): -Let's play football! Reaction: they play [some strange] game, not involving [a ball], and hardly using their feet. ❋ SengaSengana (2010)

(just writing to [fill in] [this shit] :P) (damn, now i gotta write "football" too. there, ya happy you [fuckers]?) ❋ Dennis #25 Southern Cowboys (2008)

Football is, without question, the [defining] [sporting] activity of [the human race]. ❋ Sicinius (2007)

She was [playing football] [with me] all through [dinner]. ❋ Pseudonym (2004)

[D1]: " Wanna play some Football?" [D2]: " Football is shit!" D1: " [Just cause] you cant play football, no reason to call it shit! " ❋ Sint-Truiden (2009)

all I'm trying to say is yes, we copied your name, but [on ACCIDENT]! just remember that it's just a [misunderstanding].... I'm sorry for all of these ignorant assholes making the rest of us [american football] fans look like,.......well,.......ignorant assholes. ❋ Football,soccer,whogivesaFuck! (2010)

American: Hey, lets go play Soccer! European: HEY FUCK YOU! ITS CALLED FOOTBALL YOU IGNORANT [YANK]! Rest of World: [Oh for fuck's sake] stop [arguing] and just play dammit! ❋ Rick Dominated (2008)

Football - The only game you'll ever [need to know] "If you're not a [MANC], You're a [WANK]!" ❋ ArielVicious (2008)

[Football] is the best and most popular [sport] in [the world]. ❋ Tomdelonge (2007)

pretentious european 1#: I can't believe that America is the only nation in the world that calls football soccer. That's suck bollocks! pretentious european #2: Quite, really. And they're bloody stupid as well; most Americans don't even know what the capital of our country is! Pretentious european #1: Yes, and at least [our queen] didn't [fuck over] the entire Middle-Eastern area. pretentious european #2: Yes, [God bless] the queen. ❋ Your-friend (2008)

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