HyperDic: football_game

English > 1 sense of the expression football game:
NOUNactfootball game, footballany of various games / 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
English > football game: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningAny of various games / 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.
Synonymfootball
Category ofback(football) a person who plays in the backfield
ball-hawkingUsed of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit
ball carrier, runner(football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play
broken-fieldVarying in direction suddenly and frequently
center, snapper(football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
complete, nailcomplete a pass
completedcaught
drop-kick, dropkickDrop and kick (a ball) as it touches the ground, as for a field goal
dropkick(football) kicking (as for a field goal) in which the football is dropped and kicked as it touches the ground
dropkick, drop-kickmake the point after a touchdown with a dropkick
end(football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage
football scoreThe score in a football game
fullback(football) the running back who plays the fullback position on the offensive team
fullbackPlay the fullback
groundThrow to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
halfback(football) the running back who plays the offensive halfback position
juke, fake(football) a deceptive move made by a football player
kickmake a goal
kickoff(football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
line upTake one's position before a kick-off
midfield(sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)
passer, forward passer(football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by throwing a forward pass
passing, passOf advancing the ball by throwing it
place-kickscore (a goal) by making a place kick
place-kicker, placekicker(football) a kicker who makes a place kick for a goal
place kick, place-kicking(sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
professional footballFootball played for pay
punt, punting(football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground
punter(football) a person who kicks the football by dropping it from the hands and contacting it with the foot before it hits the ground
quarter(football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games / games are divided
quarterback, signal caller, field general(football) the person who plays quarterback
quarterbackPlay the quarterback
returnmake a return
runningOf advancing the ball by running
running back(football) a back on the offensive team (a fullback or halfback) who tries to advance the ball by carrying it on plays from the line of scrimmage
rusher(football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by running with the ball
split end(football) an offensive end who lines up at a distance from the other linemen
tackleseize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
tailback(American football) the person who plays tailback
tight end(football) an offensive end who lines up close to the tackle
uncompletednot caught or not caught within bounds
wingback(football) the person who plays wingback
winger(sports) player in wing position
yard marker(football) a marker indicating the yard line
PartshalfOne of two divisions into which some games / games or performances are divided
NarrowerAmerican football, American football gameA game / game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long
professional footballFootball played for pay
rugby, rugby football, ruggerA form of football played with an oval ball
soccer, association footballA football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
Broadercontact sportA sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
field gameAn outdoor game played on a field of specified dimensions
Spanishbalompié, futbol, fútbol
Catalanfutbol

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