Definition of the World Cup noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the World Cup

BrE BrE//ðə ˌwɜːld ˈkʌp//
; NAmE NAmE//ðə ˌwɜːrld ˈkʌp//
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(in sports) a competition between national teams from all over the world, usually held every few years The next Rugby World Cup will take place in three years' time.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the World Cup