association football

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n association football a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The two most popular sports in the world are Association Football (soccer) and Table Tennis (ping-pong) respectively.
    • Association football the game as formulated by the Football Association (formed in 1863)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. associātum, associāread, to socius, a companion.

Usage

In literature:

He felt like a confirmed Association footballer suddenly called upon to play in an International Rugby match.
"A Man of Means" by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill
In Association football, too, Ireland is coming into her own.
"The Glories of Ireland" by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
The Football Association fix a maximum.
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
In broad dramatic quality I should place it above cricket, and on a level with Association football.
"Your United States" by Arnold Bennett
The game was then called Association Football, and kicking formed a large part of it.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
The ball shall be the regulation white rubber association football not less than 7 nor more than 8 inches in diameter.
"Swimming Scientifically Taught" by Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
A Divisional Football Cup was given by the G.O.C., which was competed for by all units of the 48th Division under Association rules.
"The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)" by Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
They, in turn, had lent them to the Manchester Martyrs' Gaelic Football Association.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
Nothing seems to frighten the Scotch Association football player.
"Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches" by David Drummond Bone
For the latter his scorn was unmitigated, and he could not endure Association football with its paid players.
"War Letters of a Public-School Boy" by Henry Paul Mainwaring Jones
The Long Island Association, like its cousin on this side of the river, has decided to adopt the Yale-Princeton football rules.
"Harper's Round Table, October 22, 1895" by Various
The associate mascot was Jimmy, a little newsboy, who also took football at New Haven seriously.
"Pieces of Hate" by Heywood Broun
Has Association Football reached its zenith?
"Association Football" by John Cameron
Association football has become one of the most popular of all national sports in the United Kingdom.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
The rivalry between the Association and the Rugby games has made English football players quite unexpectedly sensitive to comparisons.
"An American at Oxford" by John Corbin
But what can one say of Association football?
"'I Believe' and other essays" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
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In news:

Fredonia (6-2) earned honorable mention for the second straight week in the New York State Sportswriters Association Class C football poll while Silver Creek (5-3) was an honorable mention in Class D.
Roscoe's Caden Smith earned honorable mention as a defensive lineman on the Class 1A all-state high school football team announced Sunday by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
She is a member of the Football Writers of America Association (FWAA) and a frequent guest on sports radio shows.
Several prep gridders from the three county football teams have earned All State recognition on teams selected by the Iowa Newspaper Association over the past weekend.
When voting for the all-state football teams this past weekend, the Iowa Newspaper Association had a big decision to make at quarterback in Class 4A.
The Associated Press reports of serious infighting at Chelsea Football Club following the English Premier League giant's loss to Tottenham in the Carling Cup final last weekend.
The Mountaineer faithful were whipped into a frenzy this week when Ray Ratto of CSN Bay Area ranked West Virginia No 24 in his Associated Press top 25 college football poll.
For 56-plus minutes the defenses for Towson and James Madison traded stops in Saturday's Colonial Athletic Association football game.
This season, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation raffled off an orange Manning jersey and promised to donate all the proceeds to the Mesa County Junior Football Association.
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor linebacker Javicz Jones (Sr. Katy Morton Ranch HS) has been named to the American Football Coaches Association's Division III All-America Team released today.
4th grader Jordan Bishop will be the Wisconsin Education Association Council's Kickoff Kid at Saturday's Badger football game.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (Ch 50) will air all five New York State Public High School Athletic Association semifinal football games this weekend from Kingston (Section II teams listed first).
Lakeshore High School's Mitch Bancroft is topping off his high school football career with Associated Press all-state honors.
Four local players were chosen to play in the 58th annual Florida Athletic Coaches Association North South All-Star Football Classic.
The South African Football Association says Philemon Setshedi was convicted on match -fixing charges in a commercial crimes court on Friday.
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