An example of team is for two people to join forces in a scavenger hunt.
An example of team is the New York Yankees.
An example of team is a group assigned to keeping track of the money in a project.
An example of team is a group of dogs pulling a sled.
A team of engineers.
To team up on a research project.
A long team of snowy swans on high.
Origin of team
- Middle English tem team of draft animals from Old English tēam deuk- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English teme, from Old English tÄ“am (“child-bearing, offspring, brood, set of draught animals"), from Proto-Germanic *taumaz (“that which draws or pulls"), from Proto-Germanic *taugijanÄ…, *tugÅnÄ…, *teuhÅnÄ…, *teuhanÄ… (“to lead, bring, pull, draw"), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (“to pull, lead"). Cognate with Scots team, teem (“a chain, harness"), West Frisian team (“bridle, team"), Dutch toom (“bridle, reins, flock of birds"), German Zaum (“bridle"), Norwegian tÃ¸mme (“bridle, rein"), Swedish tÃ¶m (“leash, rein"). More at tie, tow.