Origin of team
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OTHER WORDS FROM teamin·ter·team, adjectiveun·der·teamed, adjectiveun·teamed, adjective
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What does team mean?
A team is a group of people who work together in a joint action, as in Our Academic Decathlon team was made up of some of the smartest kids in our school.
A team is also a group of people on one side of a contest or game, such as a soccer team or a trivia team.
A team is also two or more draft animals, such as horses, harnessed together to pull something, like a plow or a cart.
To team up is to form a group to work together, as in Miles and Lex teamed up to study for the big science test next month.
Example: My team is working hard on these software solutions for streaming platforms.
Where does team come from?
The first records of the term team come from before the 900s. It comes from the Old English tēam, meaning “a set of animals used to pull a load.” As time went on, the term for a group of animals was eventually expanded to also mean a group of people.
The most common use of team describes one side of a competition or sport, such as a football team or soccer team. Similarly, team can be used as an adjective as in team sport or team project.
When referring to draft animals, to team means to harness the animals together or drive them, as in When her tractor broke down, the farmer teamed her two horses to pull an old-fashioned plow in order to get the work done.
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What are some other forms related to team?
- interteam (adjective)
- underteamed (adjective)
- unteamed (adjective)
- teamer (noun)
What are some synonyms for team?
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How is team used in real life?
Team is a commonly used word to describe two or more people who are working together or playing on the same side of a game.
In team vote, vast majority of Nationals players voted against going to Miami for three-game series this weekend, sources tell The Athletic. Decision will rest with MLB.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2020
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How to use team in a sentence
Crover is still quite a small team, with six full-time and one part-time employee, but the company is poised to start growing after two years.Crover’s robot swims in grain silos to monitor environmental conditions|Brian Heater|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
The team who won the league is the team who won the final game.Christian Puglisi Is Closing His Influential Copenhagen Restaurants. COVID Is Only Partly to Blame|Rafael Tonon|September 17, 2020|Eater
The team took the frog and beetle duo into a lab setting to observe them more closely.This scientist thought he’d found the source of all sexual energy|PopSci Staff|September 17, 2020|Popular-Science
The entire team went cold from deep in Game 7, missing all 12 of its corner 3-point tries after hitting them consistently in the first round and Games 1 through 6 of the second.When It Comes To Playoff Disappointment, The Clippers Are In A League Of Their Own|Chris Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 16, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
On weekends, the team would run up and down stairs along the city’s River Valley area.A Canadian Teenager Is One Of The Fastest Soccer Players In The World|Julian McKenzie|September 16, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
But if Democrats are faced with the reality of a glut of qualified candidates, Republicans are assembling more of a fantasy team.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Weeks retained an unparalleled legal team, which included bitter political rivals Hamilton and Burr.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Alpha Team was killed, Faal told the FBI, while the Bravo members who were not gunned down fled.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Accordingly, she had the boys to hitch a team to a buggy and took him driving over the great estate.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Well, from what little I've seen and heard of him, he'd be a whole team if he's willing to throw in with us and take a chance.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
You had better go to him, Dolly, and bid him good bye, before he takes the team to the field.
And the team moved on, and poor Dolly, more ashamed of her errand than ever, went into the house.
They booked their places and paid their money, and were proud to sit behind their friend with such a splendid team.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper