- Soccer is a sport played by teams of eleven people trying to get a ball into the other team's net by using any part of their body except arms or hands.
An example of soccer is a World Cup game.
soccer definition by Webster's New World
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a game played with a round ball by two teams, usually of eleven players, on a field with a goal at either end: the ball is moved chiefly by kicking or by using any part of the body except the hands and arms
Origin: altered ; from (as)soc(iation football)
soccer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A game played on a rectangular field with net goals at either end in which two teams of 11 players each try to drive a ball into the other's goal by kicking, heading, or using any part of the body except the arms and hands. The goalie is the only player who may touch or move the ball with the arms or hands.
Origin: From alteration of assoc., abbreviation of association football.