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English noun: football

1. football (act) 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


Synonymsfootball game


Broader (hypernym)contact sport, field game


Narrower (hyponym)American football, American football game, association football, professional football, rugby, rugby football, rugger, soccer


Part holonymhalf


Domain category membersback, ball carrier, ball-hawking, broken-field, center, complete, completed, drop-kick, drop-kick, dropkick, dropkick, dropkick, end, fake, field general, football score, forward passer, fullback, fullback, ground, halfback, juke, kick, kickoff, line up, midfield, nail, pass, passer, passing, place kick, place-kick, place-kicker, place-kicking, placekicker, professional football, punt, punter, punting, quarter, quarterback, quarterback, return, runner, running, running back, rusher, signal caller, snapper, split end, tackle, tailback, tight end, uncompleted, wingback, winger, yard marker

2. football (artifact) the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football


Broader (hypernym)ball


Part holonymbladder









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