noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration from association football Date: 1889 a game played on a field between two teams of 11 players each with the object to propel a round ball into the opponent's goal by kicking or by hitting it with any part of the body except the hands and arms — called also association football

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  • soccer — SÓCCER s.n. Nume al unei variante a jocului de fotbal în care folosirea mâinilor este complet interzisă. [pron. sokă. / < engl. soccer]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 14.03.2006. Sursa: DN  SOCCER [SÓCĂR] s. n. variantă a jocului de fotbal în care… …   Dicționar Român

  • soccer — ● soccer nom masculin (mot anglo américain) Football. (Employé particulièrement aux États Unis et au Canada, par opposition à football américain). soccer n. m. (Québec) Football. (Le mot football est réservé au football américain.) soccer [sɔkœʀ] …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • soccer — 1889, socca, later socker (1891), soccer (1895), originally university slang (with jocular formation ER (Cf. er) (3)), from a shortened form of Assoc., abbreviation of ASSOCIATION (Cf. association) in Football Association (as opposed to Rugby… …   Etymology dictionary

  • soccer — ► NOUN ▪ a form of football played with a round ball which may not be handled during play except by the goalkeepers, the object being to score goals by kicking or heading the ball into the opponents goal. ORIGIN shortening of Assoc from… …   English terms dictionary

  • soccer — [säk′ər] n. [altered < (AS)SOC(IATION FOOTBALL)] 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… …   English World dictionary

  • soccer — 1. (soccer) (5649↑, 1842↓) The world s most popular sport Author: 2. (soccer) (4550↑, 1776↓) A game in which you actually have to be able to run for at least 90 minutes straight (unlike American Football where… …   Urban English dictionary

  • Soccer — Football Pour les articles homonymes, voir Football (homonymie). Football Soccer …   Wikipédia en Français

  • soccer — noun ⇨ See also ↑football ADJECTIVE ▪ amateur, pro (AmE), professional ▪ top class ▪ junior, kids (esp. AmE), senior …   Collocations dictionary

  • Soccer — Soc|cer 〈[ sɔ̣kə(r)] m.; s; unz.; amerikan. Bez. für〉 Fußballspiel [<engl. association football „Fußballverband“] * * * Soc|cer [ sɔkɐ], das, auch: der; s [engl. soccer, zu einer Kurzform »soc.« aus: association football = Verbandsfußball]:… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Soccer — Fußballszene Fußball ist ein Ballsport, bei dem zwei Mannschaften mit je elf Spielern (einem Torhüter und zehn Feldspielern) gegeneinander antreten. Ziel ist es, den Ball möglichst oft im gegnerischen Tor unterzubringen. Fußball wird vorwiegend… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • soccer — [19] Soccer was coined from Association football, a term introduced around 1870 for football played according to the rules of the Football Association (as opposed to Rugby football). The suffix er was commonly used as a more or less meaningless… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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