foot·ball n. An inflated ball to be kicked in sport, usually made in India rubber, or a bladder incased in Leather.
2. The game played with a football1, by two opposing teams of players moving the ball between goals at opposite ends of a rectangular playing field. Outside the United States football refers to soccer, and in England, also to rugby, but in the United States the shape of the ball and the rules of the game are different.
n 1: 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 [syn: football game]
2: the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football