team (plural teams)
- A set of draught animals, such as two horses in front of a carriage.
- 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.
- 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.
- (obsolete) A group of animals moving together, especially young ducks.
- a team of ducklings about her
- a long team of snowy swans on high
- (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.
- 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.
group of people
- Arabic: فَرِيق (ar) m (farīq)
- Armenian: թիմ (hy) (tʿim)
- Asturian: equipu m
- Basque: talde (eu)
- Catalan: equip (ca) m
- Cantonese: 團隊 (tyun4 doei2), 隊伍 (doei6 ng5), 隊 (doei2)
- Mandarin: 團隊 (zh), 团队 (zh) (tuánduì), 隊 (zh), 队 (zh) (duì)
- Czech: tým (cs) m
- Danish: hold n
- Dutch: ploeg (nl)
- Esperanto: teamo
- Faroese: lið n, toymi n
- Finnish: joukkue (fi), miehistö (fi), tiimi (fi), talli (fi)
- French: équipe (fr) f
- Galician: equipo (gl) m
- German: Mannschaft (de) f, Team (de) n
- Greek: ομάδα (el) f (omáda)
- Hebrew: נבחרת
- Hungarian: csapat (hu)
- Ido: esquado (io)
- Irish: foireann (ga) f
- Italian: squadra (it) f
- Japanese: チーム (ja) (chīmu), 隊 (ja) (たい, tai)
- Khmer: ក្រុម (km) (krom)
- Korean: 팀 (ko) (tim)
- Latin: manipulus m, turma (la) f
- Malay: pasukan
- Maori: tīma
- Ngazidja Comorian: ekipu class 9/10 (sports)
- Bokmål: lag (no) n, team (no) n
- Nynorsk: lag n, team n
- Persian: گروه (fa) (goruh), تیم (fa) (tim)
- Polish: zespół (pl) m, ekipa (pl) f, drużyna (pl) f
- Portuguese: equipa (pt) f (Portugal), equipe (pt) f (Brazil), time (pt) m (Brazil)
- Romanian: echipă (ro)
- Russian: кома́нда (ru) f (kománda) (sports, military), брига́да (ru) f (brigáda), арте́ль (ru) f (artélʹ) (workers), (aviation, nautical, sports) экипа́ж (ru) m (ekipáž), гру́ппа (ru) f (grúppa)
- Cyrillic: тим m
- Roman: tim (sh) m
- Spanish: equipo (es) m, (of workers) cuadrilla f
- Swahili: timu (sw)
- Swedish: lag (sv), team (sv), stall (sv) (in racing)
- Tagalog: kupunan, kuponan
- Telugu: బృందం (te) (br̥ṃdaṃ)
- Thai: ทีม (th) (tiim)
- Turkish: takım (tr), ekip (tr)
- Ukrainian: команда f (kománda)
- Walloon: coplêye (wa) f (work), ekipe (wa) f (sports)
- Welsh: tîm (cy) m
team (third-person singular simple present teams, present participle teaming, simple past and past participle teamed)
- (intransitive) To form a group, as for sports or work.
- They teamed to complete the project.
- (transitive) To convey or haul with a team.
- to team lumber
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Thoreau to this entry?)
- Misspelling of teem.
team m (invariable)
- team (group of people)
From English team
team n (definite singular teamet, indefinite plural team, definite plural teama or teamene)
- a team
- “team” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
From English team
team n (definite singular teamet, indefinite plural team, definite plural teama)
- a team
- “team” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
From Proto-Germanic *taumaz (“pull, draw”).
tēam m (nominative plural tēamas)
- family, offspring
- a team of draught animals
- an Anglo-Saxon legal procedure in a stolen goods suit
- "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.)