- a number of persons forming one of the sides in a game or contest: a football team.
- a number of persons associated in some joint action: a team of advisers.
- two or more horses, oxen, or other animals harnessed together to draw a vehicle, plow, or the like.
- one or more draft animals together with the harness and vehicle drawn.
- a family of young animals, especially ducks or pigs.
- Obsolete. offspring or progeny; lineage or stock.
- to join together in a team.
- Chiefly Northern U.S. Older Use. to convey or transport by means of a team; haul.
- to drive a team.
- to gather or join in a team, a band, or a cooperative effort (usually followed by up, together, etc.).
- of, relating to, or performed by a team: a team sport; team effort.
Origin of team
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Examples from the Web for teaming
Yet Paul has consistently entertained the notion of teaming up with Assad.Rand Paul Wants to Team Up With Assad and Iran to Stop ISIS
September 3, 2014
Agents of Kochs, the brains behind Hobby Lobby, and some rather awful Russian oligarchs are teaming up to take away LGBT rights.The Kremlin’s Favorite Anti-Gay Hate Group is Coming to Utah
July 19, 2014
As they started The Line, Robert and Michelle had no hesitation about teaming up.The Great Marriage Behind ‘The Good Wife’
March 9, 2014
Peter Pilotto For Target Breaks Records: Teaming up with Net-A-Porter.Peter Pilotto for Target Breaks Records; Tory Burch Eyes Possible Men’s Collection
The Fashion Beast Team
February 11, 2014
Paltrow will be teaming up with fashion designer Michael Kors to create a special Christmas line.LMVH Denies Nicolas Ghesquiere Rumors; Michael Kors Collaborates With Gwyneth Paltrow
The Fashion Beast Team
October 11, 2013
Therefore, meeting and teaming up with Dennis had been a big break.Ten From Infinity
Paul W. Fairman
There's no teaming to be done this morning, and he shall take the pump there in the wagon.Reels and Spindles
What for did you want to give him the job of teaming, Mahooley?The Huntress
And he could do better, in this way, he thought, even after paying for teaming them to the cars.The Village Convict
Heman White Chaplin
They gave an outsider a third to open the mine, and they went on teaming.Roughing It
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
- a group of people organized to work together
- a group of players forming one of the sides in a sporting contest
- two or more animals working together to pull a vehicle or agricultural implement
- such animals and the vehiclethe coachman riding his team
- dialect a flock, herd, or brood
- obsolete ancestry
- (when intr, often foll by up) to make or cause to make a teamhe teamed George with Robert
- (tr) US and Canadian to drag or transport in or by a team
- (intr) US and Canadian to drive a team
Word Origin and History for teaming
1550s, "to harness beasts in a team," from team (n.). The meaning "to come together as a team" (usually with up) is attested from 1932. Related: Teamed; teaming.
Old English team "set of draft animals yoked together," from Proto-Germanic *taumaz (cf. Old Norse taumr, Old Frisian tam, Dutch toom, Old High German zoum, German Zaum "bridle"), probably literally "that which draws," from *taugmaz "action of drawing," from series *taukh-, *tukh-, *tug-, represented by Old English togian "to pull, drag" (see tow), from PIE *deuk- "pull" (related to Latin ducere "to lead;" see duke (n.)). Applied to people in Old English, especially "group of people acting together to bring suit." Team spirit is recorded from 1928. Team player attested from 1886, originally in baseball.