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Webster 1913 Edition


Team

Team

(tēm)
,
Noun.
[OE.
tem
,
team
, AS.
teám
, offspring, progeny, race of descendants, family; akin to D.
toom
a bridle, LG.
toom
progeny, team, bridle, G.
zaum
a bridle,
zeugen
to beget, Icel.
taumr
a rein, bridle, Dan.
tömme
, Sw.
töm
, and also to E.
tow
to drag,
tug
to draw. √64. See
Tug
, and cf.
Teem
to bear.]
1.
A group of young animals, especially of young ducks; a brood; a litter.
A
team
of ducklings about her.
Holland.
2.
Hence, a number of animals moving together.
A long
team
of snowy swans on high.
Dryden.
3.
Two or more horses, oxen, or other beasts harnessed to the same vehicle for drawing, as to a coach, wagon, sled, or the like.
“A team of dolphins.”
Spenser.
To take his
team
and till the earth.
Piers Plowman.
It happened almost every day that coaches stuck fast, until a
team
of cattle could be procured from some neighboring farm to tug them out of the slough.
Macaulay.
4.
A number of persons associated together in any work; a gang; especially, a number of persons selected to contend on one side in a match, or a series of matches, in a cricket, football, rowing, etc.
5.
(Zool.)
A flock of wild ducks.
6.
(O. Eng. Law)
A royalty or privilege granted by royal charter to a lord of a manor, of having, keeping, and judging in his court, his bondmen, neifes, and villains, and their offspring, or suit, that is, goods and chattels, and appurtenances thereto.
Burrill.

Team

,
Verb.
I.
To engage in the occupation of driving a team of horses, cattle, or the like, as in conveying or hauling lumber, goods, etc.; to be a teamster.

Team

,
Verb.
T.
To convey or haul with a team;
as, to
team
lumber
.
[R.]
Thoreau.

Webster 1828 Edition


Team

TEAM

, n.
1.
Two or more horses, oxen or other beasts harnessed together to the same vehicle for drawing, as to a coach, chariot, wagon, cart, sled, sleigh and the like. It has been a great question whether teams of horses or oxen are most advantageously employed in agriculture. In land free from stones and stumps and of easy tillage, it is generally agreed that horses are preferable for teams.
2.
Any number passing in a line; a long line.
Like a long team of snowy swans on high.
[This is the primary sense, but is rarely used.]

Definition 2022


Team

Team

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German

Noun

Team n (genitive Teams, plural Teams)

  1. team
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 5/2010, page 101:
      Ein 20-köpfiges Team von Top-Bergsteigern aus Nepal will sich Ende April auf den Weg in die Gipfelregion des Mount Everest machen […]
      A team of 20 top mountain climbers from Nepal wants to head to the summit region of Mount Everest at the end of April, […]

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Derived terms

team

team

See also: Team

English

Noun

team (plural teams)

  1. A set of draught animals, such as two horses in front of a carriage.
    • Macaulay
      It happened almost every day that coaches stuck fast, until a team of cattle could be procured from some neighbouring farm to tug them out of the slough.
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Vintage 1993, page 111:
      The adjacent alleys were choked with tethered wagons, the teams reversed and nuzzling gnawed corn-ears over the tail-boards.
  2. Any group of people involved in the same activity, especially sports or work.
    We need more volunteers for the netball team.
    The IT manager leads a team of three software developers.
  3. (obsolete) A group of animals moving together, especially young ducks.
    • Holland
      a team of ducklings about her
    • Dryden
      a long team of snowy swans on high
  4. (Britain, law, obsolete) A royalty or privilege granted by royal charter to a lord of a manor, of having, keeping, and judging in his court, his bondmen, neifes, and villains, and their offspring, or suit, that is, goods and chattels, and appurtenances thereto.
    • ALEXANDER M. BURRILL, LAW DICTIONARY & GLOSSARY, vol II, 1871 URL: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924022836450
      TEAM, Theam, Tem, Them. Sax. [from tyman, to propagate, to teem.] In old English law. Literally, an offspring, race or generation. A royalty or privilege granted by royal charter to a lord of a manor, of having, keeping and judging in his court, his bondmen, neifes and villeins, and their offspring or suit. They who had a jurisdiction of this kind, were said to have a court of Theme... constantly used in the old books in connection with toll, in the expression Toll & Team.
Usage notes
  • When referring to the actions of a sports team, British English typically uses the third-person plural form rather than the third-person singular. However, this is not done in other contexts such as in business or politics.
    • 1885, The Cambridge Review, “C.U. Rugby Union: the University vs. Manchester”, in (Please provide the title of the work), volume 86, page 121:
      Manchester were unable to bring the strong team they originally intended, []
    • 2000, Dan Goldstein, The rough guide to English football: a fans' handbook 2000-2001:
      Leeds were champions again.
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Verb

team (third-person singular simple present teams, present participle teaming, simple past and past participle teamed)

  1. (intransitive) To form a group, as for sports or work.
    They teamed to complete the project.
  2. (transitive) To convey or haul with a team.
    to team lumber
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Thoreau to this entry?)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Verb

team

  1. Misspelling of teem.

Anagrams


Italian

Noun

team m (invariable)

  1. team (group of people)

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Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From English team

Noun

team n (definite singular teamet, indefinite plural team, definite plural teama or teamene)

  1. a team

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English team

Noun

team n (definite singular teamet, indefinite plural team, definite plural teama)

  1. a team

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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *taumaz (pull, draw).

Pronunciation

Noun

tēam m (nominative plural tēamas)

  1. childbirth
  2. family, offspring
  3. a team of draught animals
  4. an Anglo-Saxon legal procedure in a stolen goods suit

Swedish

Noun

team n

  1. team

Declension

Inflection of team 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative team teamet team teamen
Genitive teams teamets teams teamens

Synonyms


West Frisian

Noun

team n

  1. bridle
  2. team
Example
"Sirkulaasjefollybal is in fariant op it 'gewoane' follybal, mei 4 spilers yn elts team." (Mini-volleyball is a variation of "normal" volleyball, with 4 players on each team.)