Definition of "soccer" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • A game in which two teams of eleven players try to kick or head a ball into their opponent's goal, only the goalkeeper on either side being allowed to touch the ball with his hands and arms except in the case of throw-ins (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "soccer" in a sentence
  • "Flopping in soccer is like fighting in hockey — it would be relatively easy to get rid of most of it."
  • ""Violence in soccer is definitely not an immigrant problem, as the Freedom Party would like people to believe," he said."
  • "PHILLIPS: And we've heard the term soccer moms and NASCAR dads."