Soccer meaning

sŏkər
Indoor soccer.
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(Australian rules football) To kick the football directly off the ground, without using one's hands.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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(chiefly North America, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa) Association football, a game in which two teams of eleven players contend to get a round ball into their opponent's goal primarily by kicking the ball with their feet.
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Origin of soccer

  • From alteration of assoc. abbreviation of association football

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Colloquial abbreviation for Association football, via abbreviation assoc. +"Ž -er (slang suffix); earlier socca (1889), then socker (1891), with soccer attested 1895.

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare contemporary rugger, from Rugby, and note vulgar connotations of analogous *asser if abbreviating on first syllable.

    From Wiktionary