verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of team
Synonyms for team
Related Words for teamclub, company, squad, party, organization, lineup, side, unit, trio, set, gang, rig, bunch, span, duo, stable, troop, body, contingent, faction
Examples from the Web for team
Contemporary Examples of team
But I think Steve Austin has to team up with a Japanese holdout to stop a nuclear bomb from going off or something.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
The following page details a tribute gag the Simpsons team inserted into the background of a scene.Here’s the Lost Judd Apatow ‘Simpsons’ Episode, Penned by Judd Apatow
January 6, 2015
Mr. Bachner said it had been hard to introduce his work ethic and share his vision with the locals and his team.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
The team tracked individuals from afar to get a sense of their behavior.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family
December 29, 2014
It was, we have to have a team, all the right balls, a big field, and everything has to look right and be right.Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity
December 22, 2014
Historical Examples of team
The two saddle-horses and a team for carriage use had been shipped ahead.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The team was purely American—that is to say, almost human in its intelligence and docility.
Then six miles of macadamized road showed us that the team could move.
Peaceful stood beside the team, with the lines still in his hand.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
A second and smaller sled was driven by Mit-sah, and to this was harnessed a team of puppies.White Fang
noun (sometimes functioning as plural)
Word Origin for team
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.
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.