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 Dictionary entry overview: What does soccer mean? 

SOCCER (noun)
  The noun SOCCER has 1 sense:

1. a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal

  Familiarity information: SOCCER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SOCCER (noun)

Sense 1soccer [BACK TO TOP]


A football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


association football; soccer

Hypernyms ("soccer" is a kind of...):

football; football game (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)

Meronyms (parts of "soccer"):

headshot (an attempt to put the soccer ball into the net by using the head)

Domain member category:

header ((soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head)

cup final (the final game of any cup competition (such as the annual final of the English soccer competition at Wembley))

net (a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey))

goalmouth ((sports) the area immediately in front of the goal)

dribble; dribbling (the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks)

own goal ((soccer) a goal that results when a player inadvertently knocks the ball into the goal he is defending)

free kick ((soccer) a place kick that is allowed for a foul or infringement by the other team)

place kick; place-kicking ((sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking)

goal-kick ((association football) a kick by the defending side after the attacking side sends the ball over the goal-line)

winger ((sports) player in wing position)

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