see also: Team
Pronunciation Noun

team (plural teams)

  1. A set of draught animals, such as two horses in front of a carriage.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 3, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
    • 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.
    • a team of ducklings about her
    • a long team of snowy swans on high
  4. (UK, legal, 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.
    • 1871, Alexander M. Burrill, ''Law Dictioary & Glossary, vol II,
      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.
Translations Translations Verb

team (teams, present participle teaming; past and past participle teamed)

  1. (intransitive) To form a group, as for sports or work.
    They teamed to complete the project.
  2. (intransitive, by extension) To go together well; to harmonize.
    • 2005, Jill Dupleix, Good Cooking: The New Basics (page 32)
      Rich, creamy avocado is cut back by the citrus sharpness of grapefruit in this Israeli-inspired salad. It's brilliant for a brunchy breakfast, and teams well with grilled salmon, tuna, or mackerel for dinner.
  3. (transitive) To convey or haul with a team.
    to team lumber
  4. (transitive) To form together into a team.
    to team oxen
  5. (transitive) To give work to a gang under a subcontractor.
  1. Misspelling of teem

Proper noun
  1. A river in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, which flows into the River Tyne. It has other names further upstream in County Durham.

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