team

Definitions

  • One of the Agent-de-ville = M.P. teams of Paris
    One of the Agent-de-ville = M.P. teams of Paris
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v team form a team "We teamed up for this new project"
    • n team two or more draft animals that work together to pull something
    • n team a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Old Yale Heroes--Lee McClung's Team Old Yale Heroes--Lee McClung's Team
Lafayette's Great Team Lafayette's Great Team
Jim Rodgers' Team Jim Rodgers' Team
Alex Moffat and his team Alex Moffat and his team
Pa Corbin's Team Pa Corbin's Team
Princeton's 1899 team Princeton's 1899 team
Cornell's great team--1915 Cornell's great team--1915
Michigan's famous 1901 team Michigan's famous 1901 team

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1946, the New York Yankees became the first baseball team to travel by plane
    • Team (Zoöl) A flock of wild ducks.
    • Team A group of young animals, especially of young ducks; a brood; a litter. "A team of ducklings about her."
    • Team 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.
    • Team (O. Eng. Law) 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.
    • Team Hence, a number of animals moving together. "A long team of snowy swans on high."
    • v. t Team To convey or haul with a team; as, to team lumber.
    • v. i Team 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.
    • Team 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 team of dolphins.""To take his team and till the earth.""It happened almost every day that coaches stuck fast, until a team of cattle could be procured from some neighboring farm to tug them out of the slough."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Baseball games between college teams have been played since the Civil War
    • n team Family; offspring; progeny.
    • n team Race; lineage.
    • n team A litter or brood; a pair.
    • n team A number, series, or line of animals moving together; a flock.
    • n team Two or more horses, oxen, or other beasts harnessed together for drawing, as to a coach, chariot, wagon, cart, sleigh, or plow. In the United States the term is frequently used for the vehicle and the horses or oxen together. In statutes exempting from sale on execution, a team includes one or more animals and the vehicle and harness, such as are all used together.
    • n team A number of persons associated, as for the performance of a definite piece of work, or forming one of the parties or sides in a game, match, or the like: as, a team of foot-ball or base-ball players.
    • n team In Eng. universities, the pupils of a coach, or private tutor.
    • n team In Anglo-Saxon law, the right or franchise sometimes granted to compel holders of lost or stolen goods to give up the name of the person from whom they were received, by requiring such a holder to vouch to warranty. See vouch.
    • team To join together in a team.
    • team To work, convey, haul, or the like with a team.
    • team In contractors' work, to give out (portions of the work) to a gang or team under a subcontractor.
    • team To do work with a team.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Montreal Canadians hockey team has won the most Stanley Cups with 24
    • n Team tēm 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 Team to join together in a team: to give work to a gang under a sub-contractor
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Quotations

  • Lee Iacocca
    Lee%20Iacocca
    “The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.”
  • Lewis Grizzard
    Lewis Grizzard
    “Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.”
  • Dan Devine
    Dan Devine
    “A team is a team is a team. Shakespeare said that many times.”
  • Lou Holtz
    Lou%20Holtz
    “On this team, we're all united in a common goal: to keep my job.”
  • Earvin ''Magic'' Johnson
    Earvin ''Magic'' Johnson
    “Everybody on a championship team doesn't get publicity, but everyone can say he's a champion.”
  • Vince Lombardi
    Vince%20Lombardi
    “Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

Idioms

Take one for the team - To sacrifice oneself in some way for the good of the group.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tem, team, AS. teám, offspring, progeny, race of descendants, family; akin to D. toom, a bridle, LG. toom, progeny, team, bridle, G. zaum, a bridle, zeugen, to beget, Icel. taumr, a rein, bridle, Dan. tömme, Sw. töm, and also to E. tow, to drag, tug, to draw. √64. See Tug, and cf. Teem to bear

Usage

In literature:

All the rest are thinking of the team.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
There's no law against players from one team going to see another team play.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
There were four in the team, all topnotchers.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
My partner was a lighter built man than I, and had the better team of dogs, and carried no gun.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
Nobody had horse teams at the start; we had to go with ox teams.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
Dave happens to team together with me just about perfectly.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
The country community is defined by the team haul.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
She almost wished the youngsters could make the sub team as she and Lois had done.
"Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School" by Dorothy Whitehill
But everything went wrong, and the team ran away.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
I usually get two or three teams together and have a match.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Team after team came into the congestion and stopped.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
Rachel was already interested in basket-ball and had prospects of being chosen for the freshman class team.
"Betty Wales Freshman" by Edith K. Dunton
Nevertheless, everybody seemed satisfied that the entire team was "on edge," and in the "pink of condition.
"Jack Winters' Baseball Team" by Mark Overton
Third team goes too fast; horses will be soon tired.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
But Agnes had secured a place on the first team of the Milton Schools a few weeks before the June closing.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
During the afterfnoon the troops had gone over a long stretch of swamp road that was almost impassable for teams.
"Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran" by John McElroy
The driver reined them in sharply, and the team came to a standstill.
"Campmates" by Kirk Munroe
Do you think I'll stand any show to get on the team?
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Now, I drive a team; I earn some days two dollars driving team.
"The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop" by Hamlin Garland
The team nearly got away from me.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
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In poetry:

Two years ago he'd less to say
Within his little circuit;
But now he has, besides a dray,
A team of twelve to work it.
"Billy Vickers" by Henry Kendall
--Long lonely I go
Under frost, under snow,
Hunted through hill and through hollow.
No comrade I know:
No furrow I sow:
My team stands unyoked in the fallow:
"Eamonn An Chnuic" by Thomas MacDonagh
Bare the copses now,
Brisk and keen the weather;
Bright-eyed on the bough
Robin puffs a feather . . .
And there are five teams at plough,
All at plough together.
"Winter Morning" by Cicely Fox Smith
The joy of a bard when he happens to write
A song like the song of his dream
Is nothing at all to our hero’s delight
In the pluck and the strength of his team.
"Bill the Bullock-Driver" by Henry Kendall
My pleasure's more than that to see my oxen fat,
And to prosper well under my hand;
And therefore I do mean, with my horse, and with my team,
To keep myself a husbandman.
"God Speed The Plow, And Bless The Corn-Mow. A Dialogue Between The Husbandman And Servingman" by Anonymous British
You and I, nun, are two ends of a rope,
On which two teams tug one against the other -
The struggle is stern and who knows how it will end,
So, tug the rope, let the teams contend.
"Scandalous Song" by Migjeni

In news:

Everett's 'special team': The 1952 Seagulls football team was unbeaten.
This is Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller's primary goal: "I want our team to be the biggest, strongest, best-conditioned team we can be," he said.
Sports teams are normally put together based on skill, but one Palmview, Texas team is connected by more than that.
The Syracuse University football team will officially welcome a new member of the team when the Orange enters the Carrier Dome at 3 pm for its annual Fanfest .
Team Leach - his legal team, not the ever-growing Facebook group - took its game to the next level Tuesday.
LeBron Says Team USA Would Beat "Dream Team".
A controversy about the Edcouch-Elsa Yellowjackets football team practicing more than allowed hours ended with its coach being suspended and the team having to forfeit two games.
Earlier this month, the NFL Network kicked off its use of an IP-based broadcasting system to enable all 32 teams to participate in "Team Cam" interviews with coaches and players on the network's signature "NFL Total Access" show.
Whenever you put a 1A football team against a 6A team, well you can expect a lopsided ball game.
As the host team this weekend at the Resch Center against Wisconsin, the Northern Michigan University hockey team had use of the home team's locker room, that of the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers .
Teams can be co-ed and each team will play at least three games.
The 1992 US Olympic men's basketball team struck a blow against everyone who doubted a team of millionaire professionals could school the noble amateurs of the world.
Florida men's and women's cross country teams dominated the 24th Annual Mountain Dew Invitational, earning first place in team scores.
The host team Hesston swept the Hillsboro Middle School boys' basketball team Monday night.
Hesston The host team Hesston swept the Hillsboro Middle School boys' basketball team Monday night.
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In science:

More physically detailed descriptions of the galactic dust emission are discussed by several teams.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
We start with the fundamental papers by the JPL team [1–3] where idea of delayed data combinations was first proposed.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
The development of teams of agents is discussed in (Hirsch et al. 2002).
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
We thank the ESO team on Paranal, particularly O.
Hot Very Small dust Grains in NGC 1068 seen in jet induced structures thanks to VLT/NACO adaptive optics
It is worth quoting that Kouveliotou’s team (1999) found (0.05 cycles) systematic departures of pulse phases from the best-fit ephe meris.
A white dwarf-neutron star relativistic binary model for soft gamma-ray repeaters
Thanks to all the IRAS team for providing us with the great legacy ISSA product.
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
The absolute accuracy of the XMM-Newton clock is ∼ 500 µs, as stated by the calibration team (Kirsch, 2004) and by recent investigations (e.g.
On the polar caps of the 3 Musketeers
We compare their work with a series of results published earlier by an another team, of which Tsiklauri et al. were probably unaware.
Comment on "PIC simulations of circularly polarised Alfv\'en wave phase mixing: A new mechanism for electron acceleration in collisionless plasmas" by Tsiklauri et al
Several ob jects in the sample had been previously observed by various teams.
On-axis spectroscopy of the host galaxies of 20 optically luminous quasars at z~0.3
Since the 1999 meeting on ALMA Science, the ALMA team has substantially enhanced its capability for line observations.
ALMA Capabilities for Observations of Spectral Line Emission
Cornell University: Fedora Development Team (ed.).
Submission of content to a digital object repository using a configurable workflow system
As part of Spitzer Cycle 1 IRAC instrument team guaranteed time observations, the 4C 41.17 field was imaged deeply with the IR AC and MIPS cameras.
Wide-field mid-infrared and millimetre imaging of the high-redshift radio galaxy, 4C41.17
We thank the IRAC instrument team for allowing publication of GTO data on 4C 41.17.
Wide-field mid-infrared and millimetre imaging of the high-redshift radio galaxy, 4C41.17
We thank the Paranal Observatory Team for the support during the observations.
The central parsecs of Centaurus A: High Excitation Gas, a Molecular Disk, and the Mass of the Black Hole
We analyze classically defined games for which a quantum team has an advantage over any classical team.
Quantum advantages in classically defined tasks
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