football play

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n football play (American football) a play by the offensive team
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Quotations

  • Fran Tarkenton
    Fran Tarkenton
    “If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.”
  • Knute Rockne
    Knute Rockne
    “No star playing, just football.”
  • Fran Lebowitz
    Fran%20Lebowitz
    “Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.”

Usage

In literature:

They played football before the Scottish wars in the Border towns.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
I always said you couldn't play football!
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
He has a game where you can play football.
"FreeChildrenStories.com Collection" by Daniel Errico
Those are questions that the world has played football with for thousands of years.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Are you going to play football this afternoon, Brian?
"Under Padlock and Seal" by Charles Harold Avery
The women may play it if they're fit enough, up to a certain point, very much as I played football in the garden.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
Undiscouraged and undismayed, he kept on playing football until in his last year he became captain of the Exeter football team.
"The Training of a Forester" by Gifford Pinchot
He was devoted to football, and he had not really played in almost a year.
"Under Boy Scout Colors" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
Our house plays the whole of the School at football.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
While Calcutta plays football in July and August, Karachi plays from December to March, and Bombay in the spring.
"Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier" by T. L. Pennell
Then they began to play football.
"Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail" by Howard R. Garis
One evening, some one told him he was too old to play football.
"The Bonadventure" by Edmund Blunden
They'd played football together.
"Isle of the Undead" by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach
Football and cricket matches were played in full view of the gunners, while the officers played polo.
"With Rifle and Bayonet" by F.S. Brereton
In the autumn everybody has to play football.
"Harper's Round Table, June 4, 1895" by Various
He plays football, and eats cold roast beef and cheese for lunch.
"Bye-Ways" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Once Bellows had played tackle on a football team and although he was beefier now he was still very strong.
"The Eye of Wilbur Mook" by H. B. Hickey
Moreover, as far as I am able to ascertain, no boy ever went to the school because he could play football.
"Harper's Round Table, September 24, 1895" by Various
They do not stop to reflect that possibly Brown, Jones, and Robinson had no business playing the game, but at once decry football.
"Harper's Round Table, October 15, 1895" by Various
You know, they won't let the juniors play football here.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
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In poetry:

Now I'm thinking of keeping rabbits
—It's safer —so I've heard said —
And the next time I play " Football"
I think I'll play " YO YO " instead !
"One Over The Eight (Football Score!)" by T W Connor
So when you went to play another game
You could not but be brave:
An Empire's team, a rougher football field,
The end—perhaps your grave.
What matter? On the winning of a goal
You staked your soul.
"To A Soldier In Hospital" by Winifred Mary Letts

In news:

He was not playing football and had the reputation as a former top recruit whose college career unraveled.
The Haverhill High School Marching Band plays during the Hillies' football game against Tewksbury Friday night.
The latest addition to the force at Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg loves motorcycles and horses, plays football and volleyball and was at the top of her class in marksmanship .
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, center, hunches watches play in the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Nov 18, 2012, in Arlington, Texas.
MONROVIA Monrovia takes on a couple of new challenges this week, taking its longest road trip of the regular season Friday to play at 3A Batesville in a non-conference football gam.
MONROVIA Monrovia takes on a couple of new challenges this week, taking its longest road trip of the regular season Friday to play at 3A Batesville in a nonconference football game.
Merton Hanks was a four-time Pro Bowler when he played in the NFL from 1991-1999, and is now the league's director of football operations.
A West Mesquite football player will play in the US Army All-American Bowl.
Defensive back Kameron Miles, a senior, will play with the country's top 90 high school football players on Jan 5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play pro football and become a motivational speaker, has died, his family said.
Milt Campbell, who was the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon and went on to play professional football, has died at age 78, sports officials said on Saturday.
Campbell, who became the first black to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play professional football and become a motivational speaker, died Friday Nov 2, 2012 after a battle with prostate cancer.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M fans cheered for the Aggies on Friday night and early Saturday at Kyle Field before the football team played the Missouri Tigers.
But football is a game of four quarters and the Panthers lack of play in the first half was the difference in a 39-14 loss Friday night.
Nathan Aronowitz, 17, Rogers High senior, plays the Mountie fight song on the tenor drums Oct 26 before the start of the football game against the Siloam Springs in Rogers.
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In science:

In many countries a popular game is played that involves forecasting the outcomes of a set of n (football)matches.
Matrix Algebras and Semidefinite Programming Techniques for Codes
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