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team

noun \ ˈtēm \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of team

1 : a number of persons associated together in work or activity: such as
a : a group on one side (as in football or a debate)
b : crew, gang
2 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
3 : a group of animals: such as
a : a brood especially of young pigs or ducks
b : a matched group of animals for exhibition
4 obsolete : lineage, race

Examples of team in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology 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 1tow

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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team

adjective

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

Recent Examples of team from the Web

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First Known Use of team

14th century


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team

verb

Definition of team

transitive verb
1 : to yoke or join in a team; also : to put together in a coordinated ensemble
2 : to convey or haul with a team
intransitive verb
1 : to form a team or association : join forces or efforts often used with up
2 : to drive a team or motortruck

Examples of team in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of team

1552



TEAM Defined for English Language Learners

team

noun

Definition of team for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


team

verb

Definition of team for English Language Learners

  • : to bring together (two people or things)


TEAM Defined for Kids

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team

noun \ ˈtēm \

Definition of team for Students

1 : a group of persons who work or play together
  • a team of scientists
  • a football team
2 : two or more animals used to pull the same vehicle or piece of machinery

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team

verb

Definition of team for Students

teamed; teaming
: to form a team
  • They teamed up to get the job done.


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