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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; race or lineage.
verb (used with object)
to join together in a team.
Chiefly Northern U.S. Older Use. to convey or transport by means of a team; haul.
verb (used without object)
to drive a team.
to gather or join in a team, a band, or a cooperative effort (usually followed by up, together, etc.).
of, pertaining to, or performed by a team: a team sport; team effort.

before 900; Middle English teme (noun), Old English tēam child-bearing, brood, offspring, set of draft beasts; cognate with Dutch toom bridle, reins, German Zaum, Old Norse taumr

interteam, adjective
underteamed, adjective
unteamed, adjective

10. combine, unite, ally, merge.

See collective noun.
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team (tiːm)
1.  a group of people organized to work together
2.  a group of players forming one of the sides in a sporting contest
3.  two or more animals working together to pull a vehicle or agricultural implement
4.  such animals and the vehicle: the coachman riding his team
5.  dialect a flock, herd, or brood
6.  obsolete ancestry
vb (when intr, often foll by up)
7.  to make or cause to make a team: he teamed George with Robert
8.  (US), (Canadian) (tr) to drag or transport in or by a team
9.  (US), (Canadian) (intr) to drive a team
[Old English team offspring; related to Old Frisian tām bridle, Old Norse taumr chain yoking animals together, Old High German zoum bridle]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. team "set of draft animals yoked together," from P.Gmc. *taumaz (cf. O.N. taumr, O.Fris. tam, Du. toom, O.H.G. zoum, Ger. Zaum "bridle"), probably lit. "that which draws," from *taugmaz "action of drawing," from series *taukh-, *tukh-, *tug-, represented by O.E. togian "to pull, drag" (see
tow), from PIE *deuk- "pull" (related to L. ducere "to lead;" see duke). Applied to people in O.E., especially "group of people acting together to bring suit." Team spirit is recorded from 1928.

1552, "to harness beasts in a team," from team (n.). The meaning "to come together as a team" (usually with up) is attested from 1932.
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