noun \ˈtēm\

: a group of people who compete in a sport, game, etc., against another group

: a group of people who work together

: a group of two or more animals used to pull a wagon, cart, etc.

Full Definition of TEAM

a :  two or more draft animals harnessed to the same vehicle or implement; also :  these with their harness and attached vehicle
b :  a draft animal often with harness and vehicle
obsolete :  lineage, race
:  a group of animals: as
a :  a brood especially of young pigs or ducks
b :  a matched group of animals for exhibition
:  a number of persons associated together in work or activity: as
a :  a group on one side (as in football or a debate)
b :  crew, gang

Examples of TEAM

  1. a doubles team in tennis
  2. He is the best player on his team.
  3. They are the worst team in baseball.
  4. To get the job done more quickly, we split up into teams.
  5. We worked as a team to put out the fire.
  6. The company hired a team of lawyers to advise them.
  7. a search and rescue team
  8. A dog team pulled the sled.

Origin of TEAM

Middle English teme, from Old English tēam offspring, lineage, group of draft animals; akin to Old High German zoum rein, Old English tēon to draw, pull — more at tow
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut



Definition of TEAM

:  of or performed by a team <a team effort>; also :  marked by devotion to teamwork rather than individual achievement <a team player>

First Known Use of TEAM

14th century



: to bring together (two people or things)

Full Definition of TEAM

transitive verb
:  to yoke or join in a team; also :  to put together in a coordinated ensemble
:  to convey or haul with a team
intransitive verb
:  to drive a team or motortruck
:  to form a team or association

Examples of TEAM

  1. a show that teams two of television's funniest comedians

First Known Use of TEAM

May 29, 2015
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unmistakable, remarkable, or voluptuous
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