a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
two or more draft animals that work together to pull something
team, team up(verb)
form a team
"We teamed up for this new project"
A set of draught animals, such as two horses in front of a carriage.
Any group of people involved in the same activity, especially referring to sports and work.
To form a group, as for sports or work.
They teamed to complete the project.
Origin: From teme, from team, from taumaz, from taugijanan, from dewk-. Cognate with toom, Zaum, tømme, töm. More at tie, tow.
a group of young animals, especially of young ducks; a brood; a litter
hence, a number of animals moving together
two or more horses, oxen, or other beasts harnessed to the same vehicle for drawing, as to a coach, wagon, sled, or the like
a number of persons associated together in any work; a gang; especially, a number of persons selected to contend on one side in a match, or a series of matches, in a cricket, football, rowing, etc
a flock of wild ducks
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
to engage in the occupation of driving a team of horses, cattle, or the like, as in conveying or hauling lumber, goods, etc.; to be a teamster
to convey or haul with a team; as, to team lumber
A team comprises a group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. Teams are especially appropriate for conducting tasks that are high in complexity and have many interdependent subtasks. A group in itself does not necessarily constitute a team. Teams normally have members with complementary skills and generate synergy through a coordinated effort which allows each member to maximize his/her strengths and minimize his/her weaknesses. Team members need to learn how to help one another, help other team members realize their true potential, and create an environment that allows everyone to go beyond their limitations. A team becomes more than just a collection of people when a strong sense of mutual commitment creates synergy, thus generating performance greater than the sum of the performance of its individual members. Thus teams of game players can form to practise their craft. Transport logistics executives can select teams of horses, dogs or oxen for the purpose of conveying goods. Theorists in business in the late 20th century popularised the concept of constructing teams. Differing opinions exist on the efficacy of this new management fad. Some see "team" as a four-letter word: overused and under-useful. Others see it as a panacea that finally realizes the human relations movement's desire to integrate what that movement perceives as best for workers and as best for managers. Still others believe in the effectiveness of teams, but also see them as dangerous because of the potential for exploiting workers — in that team effectiveness can rely on peer pressure and peer surveillance.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tēm, n. a number of animals moving together or in order: two or more oxen or other animals harnessed to the same vehicle; a number of persons associated for doing anything conjointly, playing a game, &c.—v.t. to join together in a team: to give work to a gang under a sub-contractor.—adj. Teamed (Spens.), arranged in a team.—n. Team′ster, one who drives a team.—adv. Team′wise, like a team, harnessed together. [A.S. teám, offspring; prob. teón, to draw.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'team' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #489
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'team' in Written Corpus Frequency: #866
Rank popularity for the word 'team' in Nouns Frequency: #146
The numerical value of team in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of team in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- فريق, الفريقArabic
- equipCatalan, Valencian
- Team, MannschaftGerman
- ομάδα, ζευγάριGreek
- equipo, tiro, cuadrilla, yuntaSpanish
- گروه, تیمPersian
- tiimi, joukkue, valjakko, talli, miehistöFinnish
- lið, toymiFaroese
- 隊, チームJapanese
- iugum, turma, manipulus, TeamLatin
- spann, lagNorwegian
- ekipa, zaprzęg, zespółPolish
- группа, арте́ль, кома́нда, экипаж, брига́да, упря́жкаRussian
- тим, timSerbo-Croatian
- team, stall, lagSwedish
- takım, ekipTurkish
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