Football and Soccer

Football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

football n 1: any of various 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 [syn: {football game}] 2: the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football

football \foot"ball`\, n. An inflated ball to be kicked in sport, usually made in India rubber, or a bladder incased in Leather. --Waller. [1913 Webster] Note: The American football is an oblate spheroid, with pointed ends. In other countries, the football is the same as a soccer ball. The games played with the two different balls are different. In the United States, the game played with a soccer ball is called soccer. [PJC] 2. The game played with a football[1], by two opposing teams of players moving the ball between goals at opposite ends of a rectangular playing field. Outside the United States football refers to soccer, and in England, also to rugby, but in the United States the shape of the ball and the rules of the game are different. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster +PJC] 3. Soccer or rugby. [Brit.] [PJC] 4. [fig.] Something which is treated in a rough manner, usually as part of a dispute; as, a political football. [PJC]

Soccer

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

soccer n : a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal [syn: {association football}]

Data Sources:

  • football: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • football: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • soccer: WordNet (r) 2.0

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