Football

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Definition

football (UK): soccer, a sport played by two teams of 11 players (David Beckham is a famous player)
noun
What the rest of the world calls 'football' is called 'soccer' in the United States. In American English, 'football' is a game similar to rugby.

football (US): American football, a game played with two teams of 11 players wearing protection (OJ Simpson is a famous player)
noun

Examples

  • "Ah, here we are: It is my desire to bequeath the football club, Real Fudgenudge FC, to my grandson."
  • "Moira : Football is such a silly sport."
  • "What am I going to do with a football club?"
  • "What about football and girls and wrestling?"
  • "I hate football!"
  • "They play soccer there, which they call 'football'."
  • "Hence "football", you see?"
  • "Thanks, Mrs Bentley, we will be keeping the football club."
  • "Brian means that he's no Maradona at football."

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