Football - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfʊtbɔːl|  American pronunciation of the word football
Brit.  |ˈfʊtbɔːl|  British pronunciation of the word football


- 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
- the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football


He played a lot of football in high school and college.

Funding of the health service has become a political football.

Which football team do you support?

My Dad took me to watch my first football match.

He played football in high school.

To me, there's nothing more exciting than playing football.

He likes baseball, but he loves football.

You're not talking about like things when you compare football and golf

A football team with a strong running game

the champions of the American Football Conference

He starred in both baseball and football when he was in college.

In American football, a touchdown scores six points.

Where I live, high school football is religion.

...a retired football player whose chief asset—his prodigious girth—has now become a liability...

...the members of this all-American team are the elect of collegiate football...

Word forms

singular: football
plural: footballs
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