part of speech: noun

definition 1: a game played in the United States and Canada by two teams on a long field. Each team tries to score points by passing or carrying the ball to the other team’s end of the playing area, or by kicking it through the goal posts.

definition 2: the oval-shaped ball used in a game of American football.

definition 3: the British word for soccer, a game in which two teams of eleven players attempt to advance a ball into an opposing goal by kicking or striking it with body parts other than the hands and arms.

definition 4: the British word for the round ball used in a game of soccer; soccer ball.

  • Amy kicked the football straight into the goal.