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As a soccer player, I wanted an FA Cup winner's medal. As an actor you want an Oscar. As a chef it's three-Michelin's stars, there's no greater than that. So pushing yourself to the extreme creates a lot of pressure and a lot of excitement, and more importantly, it shows on the plate.
Gordon Ramsay

Meaning of "FA Cup" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FA CUP

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FA CUP

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Fa Cup is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FA CUP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

FA Cup

FA Cup

The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is an annual knockout cup competition in English football and is the oldest association football competition in the world. The FA Cup is organised by and named after the Football Association, its current sponsored name is the FA Cup with Budweiser. A women's tournament is also held, known as the FA Women's Cup. The FA Cup was first held in 1871–72. Entry is open to all teams who compete in the Premier League, the Football League and in Steps 1 to 5 of the FA National League System, as well as selected teams in Step 6. This means that clubs of all standards compete, from the largest clubs in England and Wales down to amateur village teams. The tournament has become known for the possibility for "minnows" from the lower divisions to become "giant-killers" by eliminating top clubs from the tournament and even theoretically winning the Cup, although lower division teams rarely progress beyond the early stages. The qualification rounds and a system of byes mean that the very smallest and very biggest teams almost never meet.

Definition of FA Cup in the English dictionary

The definition of FA Cup in the dictionary is an annual knockout competition for a silver trophy, open to all member teams of the Football Association. Other definition of FA Cup is the trophy itself.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FA CUP

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fa
Fa Ngum
Fa Xian
Fa-hsien
fa-la
faa
fab
fabaceous
Fabian
Fabian Society
Fabianism
Fabianist
Fabius Maximus

WORDS THAT END LIKE FA CUP

America´s Cup
be made up
Bledisloe Cup
Calcutta Cup
cup
Davis Cup
follow up
follow-up
group
look up
make-up
Melbourne Cup
pick-up
pin-up
put-you-up
Ryder Cup
Stanley Cup
the Ryder Cup
up
World Cup

Synonyms and antonyms of FA Cup in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «FA Cup» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FA CUP

Find out the translation of FA Cup to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of FA Cup from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «FA Cup» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

足总杯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

FA Cup
570 millions of speakers

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FA Cup
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एफए कप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كأس الاتحاد الانجليزي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Кубок Англии
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

FA Cup
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এফএ কাপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

FA Cup
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Piala FA
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

FA Cup
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

FAカップ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

FA 컵
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Piala FA
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

FA Cup
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

FA கோப்பை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एफए कप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

FA Kupası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

FA Cup
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

FA Cup
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Кубок Англії
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

FA Cup
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

FA Cup
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Beker
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

FA-cupen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

FA Cup
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of FA Cup

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FA CUP»

The term «FA Cup» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.266 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FA CUP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about FA Cup

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4 QUOTES WITH «FA CUP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word FA Cup.
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David Gill
The FA Cup is important to everyone at the club. We have a great record in it and we want to win a trophy.
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Gary Neville
When I was a child, the FA Cup was one of the crown jewels of the sporting year, along with the Grand National, Wimbledon and The Open. But with every announcement it seems to lose another piece of its identity. First it was sponsors added to the name, followed by the semi-finals at Wembley.
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Gordon Ramsay
As a soccer player, I wanted an FA Cup winner's medal. As an actor you want an Oscar. As a chef it's three-Michelin's stars, there's no greater than that. So pushing yourself to the extreme creates a lot of pressure and a lot of excitement, and more importantly, it shows on the plate.
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Ian Rush
This is why cup finals are so special because on the day anyone can beat anyone. That's what it's all about and that's why for me the FA Cup and the Carling Cup are the best cups in the world. That's the beauty of the cup.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FA CUP»

Discover the use of FA Cup in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to FA Cup and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Underdogs: The Unlikely Story of Football’s First FA Cup Heroes
And, hidden at the heart of the encounter, lies the bitterest controversy. Underdogs is a fascinating story that covers the very birth of football and its development towards the game we recognise today.
Keith Dewhurst, 2012
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From Bovril to Champagne: When the FA Cup Really Mattered ...
But what are not known are the stories of the fans who were at Wembley to witness these amazing matches which are so fondly remembered today. This book features, first-hand, exclusive stories from the fans who were there.
Matthew Eastley, 2010
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Motson's FA Cup Odyssey: The World's Greatest Knockout ...
The perfect guide to everything you wanted to know about the competition, the players, great matches, goals and the personalities that have passed through the ages.
John Motson, 2005
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F.A. Cup Final Match Cards:
Besides the principal sources listed here, reference must also be made to various match day programmes, Wembley F.A. Cup Final programmes, national and local newspapers, club handbooks, and histories, football magazine articles, and ...
John Maguire
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Chelsea vs. Leeds United 1970 F.A. Cup Final:
John Maguire. Date Opponents Pos 12 Nov 1969 Leeds United v Ferencvaros, European Cup W 3-0 29Nov1969Manchester City v Leeds United W 2-1 2 06 Dec1969 Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-1 2 13 Dec1969 Leeds  ...
John Maguire
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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Leicester City 1961 F.A. Cup Final:
LEICESTER. CITY. Season. 1960-61. Date Opponents Pos 20 Aug 1960 Leicester City v Blackpool D1-1 13 24Aug1960Chelseav LeicesterCity W1-1 6 27Aug1960Everton v Leicester City L1-3 14 31Aug1960Leicester City v Chelsea L 1-3 17 ...
John Maguire
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Everton vs. Watford 1984 F.A. Cup Final:
John Maguire. Date Opponents Pos 26 Nov 1983 Watford v Luton Town L Division One 1-2 20 03 Dec 1983 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford W Division One 0-5 19 07Dec1983Sparta Prague v Watford L UEFA Cup 4-0 ...
John Maguire
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Marlow vs. Tottenham Hotspur F.A. Cup: A Grand Day Out
Marlow. –. A. Grand. Day. Out. A. Grand. Day. Out. THE. CUP. RUN. Marlow's Cup run was a real nail-biting affair. After edging past Sittingbourne in the Qualifying Round, a six-goal thriller against Salisbury at Oak Tree Road, kept everyone on ...
John Maguire
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Blackpool vs. Bolton Wanderers 1953 F.A. Cup Final:
02 May 1953 Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers, FA Cup Date. 04 Apr 1953 Blackpool v West Bromwich Albion. Date Match Result Score Pos 23 Aug 1952 Bolton Wanderers v Derby County W 2-02 25 Aug 1952 Wolverhampton Wanderers v ...
John Maguire
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Encyclopedia of British Football
replays in the FA Cup goes to the 1^71/72 fourth qualifying round tie hetween Alvechurch and Oxford City. Alvechurch won 1-0 in the fifth replay, the reams therefore meeting a total of six times. In the competition proper seven ties have gone to ...
Richard William Cox, Dave Russell, Wray Vamplew, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FA CUP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term FA Cup is used in the context of the following news items.
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Referees will live up to expectation, says FA Cup chief
The chairman of Ghana FA Cup Committee JY Appiah has indicated that the referees who will officiate the semi-final games this weekend will ... «Goal.com, Jul 15»
2
Plum FA Cup tie for rival clubs
TWO rival clubs from the Wessex League will go face-to-face in a stand-out FA Cup tie. Wessex Division One outfit Amesbury Town have been ... «Salisbury Journal, Jul 15»
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Beijing Konggu advances to Quarter-Finals of Chinese FA Cup
At the Fourth Round of the Chinese F.A. Cup, which would be highlighted by a Beijing Derby featuring CSL leaders Guoan visiting second-tier ... «CCTV, Jul 15»
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Football: FA Cup holders Arsenal to parade stars at Barclays Asia …
SINGAPORE - Chilean star and last season's club top scorer Alexis Sanchez is an obvious miss, but Arsenal fans will still be able to catch most ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
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Harrowby United hit the road in FA Cup and Vase
The FA Cup extra preliminary round draw saw them get a tough tie against Long Eaton United who last season finished third in the Midland ... «Grantham Journal, Jul 15»
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Gyan watches Shanghai in action in Chinese FA Cup
Gyan watches Shanghai in action in Chinese FA Cup ... SIPG posted a 2-1 win over Guangzhou R&F to progress in the Chinese FA Cup. «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
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Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal hungry for more silverware after FA Cup wins
The Gunners successfully defended their FA Cup crown in May after Arsene Wenger's side were emphatic 4-0 winners against Aston Villa in ... «The Sport Review, Jul 15»
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Penrith boss Henney eyeing FA Cup run
“You've got to beat some good sides in the FA Cup or the FA Vase – you're not just going to have an easy run through – but with the squd we're ... «News & Star, Jul 15»
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Advert for Women's FA Cup is everything that sexist England tweet …
The video invites children to apply to become an official ball carrier or trophy escort at the SSE Women's FA Cup Final. The game will mark the ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Draw made for start of the FA Cup and FA Trophy
In the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup, Maine Road have been drawn at home to St Helens Town. West Didsbury & Chorlton visit 1874 ... «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fa Cup [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fa-cup>. Oct 2019 ».
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