Soccer vs Nonsoccer - What's the difference?

soccer | nonsoccer |


As a noun soccer

is association football]], a game in which two teams of eleven players contend to get a round ball into their opponent's goal primarily by kicking the ball with their [[foot|feet.

As a verb soccer

is (australian rules football) to kick the football directly off the ground, without using one's hands.

As an adjective nonsoccer is

that is not soccer or not related to soccer.

soccer

English

(wikipedia soccer)

Noun

(-)
  • Association football]], a game in which two teams of eleven players contend to get a round ball into their opponent's goal primarily by kicking the ball with their [[foot, feet.
  • Usage notes

    *football (meaning "soccer") is more commonly used in the UK.

    Synonyms

    * association football * football

    Derived terms

    * soccer mom

    See also

    * (Association football)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (Australian rules football) To kick the football directly off the ground, without using one's hands.
  • * 1990 Geoffrey Blainey, A Game of Our Own: The Origins of Australian Football , 2003, Black Inc. Publishing, p73.
  • The rule seems to have encouraged players to soccer the ball along the ground.
  • * 2008 , John Devaney, Full Points Footy?s WA Football Companion , page 334,
  • West Perth seemed on the verge of victory, only to succumb by 4 points after a soccered goal from Old Easts with less than half a minute remaining.
  • * 2010 March 27, Michael Whiting, “Lions give Fev debut to remember”, AFL - The official site of the Australian Football League .
  • Fevola showed the best and worst of his play after dropping a simple chest mark, only to regather seconds later and soccer the ball through from the most acute of angles.

    References

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    nonsoccer

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • That is not soccer or not related to soccer.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2007, date=February 4, author=The Associated Press, title=Italian Games Postponed After Officer Dies in Riots, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=A minute’s silence was held in Italy over the weekend at all nonsoccer sports events. }}