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a club/team record
▪ Irvin holds a team record with 111 catches this season.
a cricket team
▪ the Australian cricket team
a football team
▪ Which football team do you support?
a joint/team effort (=involving a group or team of people)
▪ We had many fine individual performances, but the win was a real team effort.
a rescue team
▪ He was still conscious when the rescue team arrived.
a research team
▪ The professor will head a research team working on the effects of climatic change on agriculture.
a rival team
▪ The rival team's fans were in the other part of the ground.
a sports team
▪ A lot of schools have their own sports teams.
a team game
▪ I wasn't very good at team games when I was at school.
a team sport
▪ I liked playing team sports such as football and rugby.
a team/group/project etc leader
▪ Ask your team leader for advice.
a team/panel of experts
▪ You can get advice from our panel of gardening experts.
an inspection team
▪ The inspection team described the 1,688 pupil school as ‘outstanding’.
award/give (a team) a penalty
▪ The referee awarded Bradford a penalty in the final minute.
bomb disposal experts/team/squad/unit
▪ The device, which contained 400lbs of explosive, was made safe by army bomb disposal experts.
class/team/work etc mate
▪ Dad’s office mates are throwing a party for him.
▪ We fielded a team of highly talented basketball players.
home team/game/crowd/club etc
▪ The home team took the lead after 25 minutes.
ladies’ team/champion/championship etc
▪ the ladies’ darts team
pick the team
▪ Who’s going to pick the team for the match on Saturday?
rapid-response forces/team/unit etc
staff/team morale
▪ Positive feedback is good for staff morale.
SWAT team
team captain
▪ The Blackhawks' team captain was the first to score.
team mascot
▪ Rocky the Raccoon, the team mascot
team player
▪ He was a good businessman, but never a team player.
team spirit
▪ Which team do you support?
the team coach
▪ He’s the youth team coach.
▪ Confidence is one of the key qualities you acquire from being on a national team.
▪ Several more emerging players joined the national team as the year progressed.
▪ That 10-year agreement is worth about $ 105m, and covers all the country's national teams, including junior and women.
▪ Coach Tara VanDerveer left to coach the national and Olympic teams.
▪ Only once since 1988 has the national team gone so long between matches.
▪ Britain's Olympic team returning from Los Angeles with five gold medals, 11 silver and 21 bronze.
▪ If we lose, people will say we lost to their Olympic team.
▪ They are among the national squad scullers competing who are seeking a place in the Olympic team.
▪ He was a kid of 18 when he made his first Olympic team in 1980.
▪ The delegation is essentially the San Francisco area Olympic team.
▪ Bailey, 24, still could only dream about making his first Olympic team.
▪ By making the Olympic team, Lewis is eligible for relay duty in the 4x100.
▪ Evans, 24, made the Olympic team with a second-place finish.
▪ Oxford University also has a womens' basketball team.
▪ The junior girls' basketball team, with Amelia watching over them, came out first in their local contest.
▪ Is it possible the Cal basketball team is better when it starts less talented players?
▪ The men's basketball team is the Boomers, and the women are the Opals.
▪ One of my newspaper database searches turned up Jerry Tonelli, star player of the Toronto Spitfires, a wheelchair basketball team.
▪ This led to a full-time position as coach of the Girls' varsity basketball team.
▪ And a newspaper clip turned up a Tonelli who plays for the Toronto Spitfires, a wheelchair basketball team.
▪ Such a move could enhance the UMass image in academia much as its basketball team has done in the sports arena.
▪ It was like a football team on a losing streak.
▪ I think he knows more about running a football team than any other owner.
▪ The Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team reportedly is considering a move to one of several cities, including Orlando.
▪ The village elders wouldn't like it, said Monique, though the football team might.
▪ I think there is talent on this football team.
▪ But he also coaches a football team and his secret for teamwork is this.
▪ The people of Tampa are going to build a new stadium for their perennially-dismal pro football team.
▪ This was, after all, supposed to be a glorious day and a kickoff event that belonged to the home team.
▪ You have some one else on your home team.
▪ The home team was being booed off the court.
▪ The home team was not quite as productive.
▪ The home team has not beaten the Scarlets for some dozen matches and should still have their work cut out to win.
▪ One moderator will be the team leader and will co-ordinate the work of the team.
▪ Personnel wishing to discuss team placement should first consult their team leader.
▪ There needed to be a team leader and five other lawyers.
▪ He alone stood by his team leader.
▪ Like consultants, social services' team leaders run teams of frequently changing staff.
▪ But the top men, the team leaders, will be thinking of the coming team time trial at Libourne.
▪ The team leader and his fourth dealer went on to be stockbrokers.
▪ Sustaining commitment is a key task for the head, senior staff and team leaders.
▪ A paper suggested that, in keeping with the selection of the management team, Mickey Mouse should be adopted as the official mascot.
▪ Francis noted that strong profit margins and a committed, rock-solid management team were the key elements for a successful start-up.
▪ Its secret is quite simple - it has a clear strategy, effectively implemented by a quality management team.
▪ Manion and the rest of the management team were still gathering up their materials when Katherine reentered the boardroom.
▪ He will audit his management team.
▪ Viacom has named seven executives to the management team.
▪ Why can we not have achievement rises as management teams do.
▪ She reported sternly to a meeting of the management team that word-of-mouth recruitment might be taking place.
▪ And when that didn't work, he had an animated discussion with team manager Maurizio Mancini before stamping off.
▪ A stronger team manager would have dealt quickly with what was obviously becoming an increasingly aggravating situation.
▪ The team manager was well aware of it, knew that it was coming to a head, but took no action.
▪ Bracknell reserve team manager Martin Benford has taken over first-team duties until the end of the season.
▪ What assistance and support in managerial and professional terms can you expect from your neighbourhood nursing team manager?
▪ So Rudd was appointed team manager and chief engineer for the season.
▪ Glen Ball, the Neath coach and team manager, is to stand down at the end of the season.
▪ Her team mate Karen Bleakley won the B event.
▪ Sinnott's Liverpool team mate Pat Taylor looked good when she won her heat of the under-15 sprint hurdles in 11.7 seconds.
▪ At eight o'clock he and his team mates were walking through Cheltenham.
▪ Better news of his team mate, Ari Vatanen.
▪ The rest continued, although unable to win with less than all five team members.
▪ She then opens the floor to any team members who would like to recognize some one.
▪ If any team member is at all suspect, the coach should put them into third position.
▪ The review team member usually reads it first to gain a perspective on the study.
▪ The team member on duty who had completed the initial referral form was also responsible for completing the pre-coded questionnaire.
▪ They were asking other news team members to try it and report how it tastes.
▪ Funding allows team members to attend training courses and to maintain appropriate stocks of equipment such as literally vital ropes and harnesses and so on.
▪ We were able to instill that same attitude in every team member, leading to pride and professionalism in that respect also.
▪ No doubt the team spirit was enhanced.
▪ Good team spirit was built up during lunch before heading out to the second round.
▪ They argue that a balance must be struck between team spirit and individual rewards.
▪ This creates a good working team spirit and everyone helps everyone else out.
▪ It's due to this team spirit and thoughtfulness that I would like to thank everyone.
▪ It stems from the top - every Manager needs to be prepared to wholeheartedly embrace this team spirit.
▪ It also promotes team spirit, raises thousands for well deserving causes and, above all, is fun!
▪ Alan Russell was the next partner to join the Balbirnie team.
▪ When the reply came it was to ask us to consider joining the team in September 1992!
▪ He is scheduled to join the team in Calgary late today if his back is feeling up to it.
▪ It was not until two years later, however, that Clark accepted Chapman's offer to join the team.
▪ Shortly after joining his or her team, our new employee will experience the first of many team meetings.
▪ He joined the team at Bury in 1982 as administration manager.
▪ Professor M. joined the team.
▪ Joseph lead the team towards the children's section and as they were passing through a second explosion was felt.
▪ As a junior, she led her team to the state championships.
▪ Alec Stewart will lead the team in Hussain's absence.
▪ Davis led the team with 22 passes defended, and the heir apparent is third-year man Tyronne Drakeford.
▪ It was Schmerhom, however, who was despatched to lead a negotiating team to meet the Republican leaders.
▪ The underwriter led the team and was charged with full authority to approve or disapprove applications.
▪ Reliever Shigetoshi Hasegawa led the team with 10 wins. 2B Adam Kennedy has to rebound from a.243 second half.
▪ He was not attempting to pick the team for tonight's First Division match against Wimbledon.
▪ Within a month, the committee had picked eight teams to tackle the first round of breakthroughs.
▪ So nobody's singled out - I don't pick out one team.
▪ The bus driver was late picking up the team from the hotel.
▪ Once again, Gould's ability to pick his team was to prove invaluable.
▪ So we picked quality for the teams to work on.
▪ But again they picked a team of boys, as they did in the last two World Cups.
▪ There are extremely simple ones: Pick a team out of a hat.
▪ I am doing what I love and I am playing for a team I always dreamed about.
▪ Hopefully, mine will turn out like hers, although just playing on another championship team and contributing would be enough.
▪ Only Sidey had ever played in the first team.
▪ No idea how to play as a team or to think of other people.
▪ The fact that he has played for three teams might indicate his problem.
▪ By an unfortunate twist of fate, Sunderland were to experience the full might of the cousins playing in the same team.
▪ Now, we play like a crazy team.
▪ Young people are placed in open employment and trained and supported by social service teams.
▪ Lanier said he thought he had Adams' support to attract a team.
▪ Oxford United's fans, more than fifteen hundred of them made the long journey to Tranmere on Saturday to support their team.
▪ For the most part, that community supported that team when it was fairly competitive.
▪ They're supported by teams of physiologists and laboratory researchers.
▪ They support their local baseball team, the Hanshin Tigers.
▪ General practitioners work mainly as individuals supported by primary care teams.
▪ Twelve staff, working in six shifts are supported by a team of engineers and administrative personnel.
▪ Ironically, his father was a member of St Helens' 1956 Cup winning team at Wembley.
▪ She had been associated with winning teams eight out of the twelve years she played or coached.
▪ A former captain of a winning Blues polo team, he still retains some of the rivalry with Oxford.
▪ I really want us to win as a team.
▪ It is the third time in four weeks that Colchester ladies have won team medals.
▪ When was the last winning 49er team that you would hang that label on?
▪ Graham knows his defender should be learning his trade by the occasional appearance in a winning team to breed confidence.
▪ One reason for the 49ers' success, as with any winning team, is that they play as a team.
advance party/team
▪ Dawson felt as if he were the advance party for a dawn raid.
▪ Fields was wearing a set of the new jungle fatigues and boots that the advance party had picked up for him.
▪ Henkel made the change-and that resulted in an unusual problem for the advance team.
▪ I had flown out to Novosibirsk with the advance party at the beginning of September.
▪ In this they had the enthusiastic collaboration of professional media advance teams from both governments.
▪ One of Isambard's advance party, and by the cut of him a man of importance.
▪ Our advance party had done a big job.
▪ Some advance party with orders in preparation for Isambard's reception.
counter-terrorist operation/team/unit etc
team/community/public etc spirit
▪ Good team spirit was built up during lunch before heading out to the second round.
▪ No doubt the team spirit was enhanced.
▪ The specials certainly show the kind of public spirit and professionalism of the Territorials.
▪ These accomplishments, and their new-found team spirit, were celebrated with social play in the evening.
▪ This community spirit even extends beyond Silver Lake proper.
▪ This creates a good working team spirit and everyone helps everyone else out.
▪ This obviated the problem of building team spirit or involvement among the area staff.
▪ Workers' distress can be reduced by adequate and effective reward systems and attention to maintaining a cooperative team spirit.
▪ a football team.
▪ Both teams are looking tired now.
▪ Dr Gaultier and his medical team worked in the refugee camps for over a year.
▪ I think the Yankees are one of the coolest baseball teams around.
▪ If you want to be on the team, you have to turn up for regular training.
▪ Nasser Hussain, the England team captain, was injured in the game against the West Indies.
▪ Peterson earned a place on the U.S. Olympic speedskating team.
▪ Pub quiz teams often have really silly names.
▪ The coins were discovered by a team of archaeologists.
▪ The Prime Minister works closely with a team of unelected advisers.
▪ The women's team were beaten 6-2.
▪ There will be a meeting for all members of the team next Wednesday.
▪ They wouldn't let me play in the village under-12 team because I'm a girl.
▪ Tim played for the national youth team but never became a professional.
▪ Walsh coached the team to two Super Bowl championships.
▪ Which football team do you support?
▪ You're the best person on the team.
▪ And that will have a huge impact on this team.
▪ But the pre admission briefing means the medical team can get an early look at her ... and she at them!
▪ He had a hand-picked team whose sole function was to do just that.
▪ Once you signed with a major league team, you were theirs in perpetuity to do with as they saw fit.
▪ Over the past season, six teams have been knocked out of the No. 1 spot, North Carolina repeatedly.
▪ Some of the team also had to play a couple of games up on stage.
▪ Fancy teaming up to shoot a few goals in a dynamic, fast growing team sport?
▪ Compaq and Fisher-Price announced last summer they were teaming up on products aimed at three-to seven-year olds.
▪ Dwina's next effort is a joint effort teaming up with Robin.
▪ What capacity do you and they have for teaming up?
▪ After teaming up with Phillips, he never would be the same again.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Team \Team\ (t[=e]m), n. [OE. tem, team, AS. te['a]m, 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. t["o]mme, Sw. t["o]m, and also to E. tow to drag, tug to draw.

  1. A group of young animals, especially of young ducks; a brood; a litter.

    A team of ducklings about her.

  2. Hence, a number of animals moving together.

    A long team of snowy swans on high.

  3. 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.
    --Piers Plowman.

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. (Zo["o]l.) A flock of wild ducks.

  6. (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 \Team\, v. i. 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 \Team\, v. t. To convey or haul with a team; as, to team lumber. [R.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English team "descendant, family, race, line; child-bearing, brood; company, band; set of draft animals yoked together," from Proto-Germanic *tau(h)maz (cognates: Old Norse taumr, Old Frisian tam "bridle; progeny, line of descent," Dutch toom, Old High German zoum, German Zaum "bridle"), probably literally "that which draws," from PIE *douk-mo-, from root *deuk- "to pull" (see duke (n.)).\n

\nApplied in Old English to groups of persons working together for some purpose, especially "group of people acting together to bring suit;" modern sense of "persons associated in some joint action" is from 1520s. Team spirit is recorded from 1928. Team player attested from 1886, originally in baseball.


1550s, "to harness beasts in a team," from team (n.). From 1841 as "drive a team." The meaning "to come together as a team" (usually with up) is attested from 1932. Transitive sense "to use (something) in conjunction" (with something else) is from 1948. Related: Teamed; teaming. The Old English verb, teaman, tieman, is attested only in the sense "bring forth, beget, engender, propagate."


Etymology 1 n. 1 A set of draught animals, such as two horses in front of a carriage. 2 Any group of people involved in the same activity, especially sports or work. 3 (context obsolete English) A group of animals moving together, especially young ducks. 4 (context UK legal obsolete English) 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. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To form a group, as for sports or work. 2 (context transitive English) To convey or haul with a team. Etymology 2

vb. (misspelling of teem English)


v. form a team; "We teamed up for this new project" [syn: team up]

  1. n. a cooperative unit [syn: squad]

  2. two or more draft animals that work together to pull something


A team is a group of people or other animals linked in a common purpose. Human teams are especially appropriate for conducting tasks that are high in complexity and have many interdependent subtasks.

A group 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 their strengths and minimize their weaknesses. Naresh Jain (2009) claims:

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 his or her limitations. Teams can be broken down into from a huge team or one big group of people, even if these smaller secondary teams are temporary.

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 (and re-form) to practise their craft/sport. Transport logistics executives can select teams of horses, dogs, or oxen for the purpose of conveying passengers or goods.

Theorists in business in the late 20th century popularized 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 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. However, Hackman argued that team effectiveness should not be viewed only in terms of performance. While performance is an important outcome, a truly effective team will contribute to the personal well-being and adaptive growth of its members.

Compare the more structured/skilled concept of a crew, the advantages of formal and informal partnerships, or the well-defined - but time-limited - existence of task forces.

TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission)

TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) is an inter- denominational evangelical Christian missionary organization founded by Fredrik Franson. TEAM used to be called the Scandinavian Alliance Mission.

Team (disambiguation)

A team is a group of people or other animals linked in a common purpose.

Team or variants may also refer to:

Team (Slovak band)

Team is a contemporary Slovak rock music band. They are most famous for a single from their third album which was called "Držím ti miesto", which was included in the soundtrack of the 2005 American film Hostel.

Team (Lorde song)

"Team" is a song by New Zealand singer Lorde, taken from her debut studio album, Pure Heroine (2013). The song was released on 13 September 2013 as the album's third single in Australia and New Zealand by Universal Music New Zealand, and the second in the United States and the United Kingdom by Lava and Republic Records. The track was written by Lorde and Joel Little and produced by Little, with additional production from Lorde herself. "Team" is a hybrid of alternative pop and electro-hop featuring synthesiser, bass and snare drum instrumentation over a handclap-based beat. Lyrically, the track is a "tribute to her friends and country".

"Team" was generally well received by most contemporary critics, who praised its musical style, lyrical content and Lorde's vocal delivery on the track. The single garnered success on charts internationally, peaking at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number 3 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. In Oceania, it péaked at number 19 in Australia and debuting and debuted at number 3 in New Zealand. "Team" was certified platinum by both the Australian Recording Industry Association and Recorded Music NZ.

A music video for the song was directed by Young Replicant and was released on 4 December 2013. Filmed in an abandoned building named Red Hook Grain Terminal in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the video's content was inspired by Lorde's dream of an own world for teenagers. Upon its release, the clip crashed Vevo's channel due to a high number of views. To promote "Team" and Pure Heroine, Lorde performed the song on several occasions, including on Late Show with David Letterman and at the ARIA Music Awards of 2013. It was later featured on a Season 10 episode of Grey's Anatomy which aired in December 2013.

Team (American band)

TEAM* is an American indie rock band from Dallas, TX formed by sole members Caleb Turman and Rico Andradi in May 2013. In August of 2013, The band released "Am I Alive", with a lineup consisting of Caleb Turman, Rico Andradi, Bryan Donahue, and Jay Vilardi. The band has independently released a Self-titled EP through Andradi's label (Field Day Records) worldwide in December 2013. In October 2014 they released their debut full-length titled Good Morning, Bad Day through Nashville record label South By Sea.

Team (Iggy Azalea song)

"Team" is a song recorded by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. It was released on 18 March 2016 as the lead single from her upcoming second studio album Digital Distortion. The single was serviced to US contemporary hit and rhythmic contemporary radios on 5 April 2016. Azalea wrote "Team" with Bebe Rexha, Lauren Christy, among other credited composers, including the main producers, a part of the D.R.U.G.S. collective: Marlon "Chordz" Barrow, Alexander "Nezzo" Palmer and Michael "Omega" Fonseca, with additional contributors Ryan Anthony Avilez, Louis Harden and Brandon "Stix" Salaam-Bailey. The song contains an interpolation from the 1999 composition " Back That Thang Up", written and performed by Juvenile, Lil Wayne and Mannie Fresh, receiving additional writing credits.

Azalea raps about self-confidence in the track, declaring, "Baby I got me, and that’s all I need, only friend I need," with the rapper later disclosing life and career struggles she had faced during the process of creating the album in an interview. It marked Azalea's first solo single in three years. The release was accompanied by the premiere of a dance video version on Azalea's Vevo channel, featuring a cast of dancers performing a choreographed routine, although Azalea herself is absent from the clip. The song's official music video premiered on 31 March 2016. "Team" debuted and peaked at number 42 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Usage examples of "team".

A forensic team abseils down the cliff and scours the area but finds nothing more than a few small strips of clothing.

Police SWAT teams in chic basic black accessorized with tear gas and semiautomatic weapons are charging in past the doorman holding the door in his gold braid.

The teams are all looking at variants on a simple, cheap technique that involves putting antigen genes into harmless bacteria that will double as delivery vehicles and adjuvants, then freeze-drying them into spores that can survive tropical heat without refrigeration.

What they wanted was not a limited, academic type of inquiry such as they expected to be made by the Condon team, but a country-wide effort involving the resources of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Morris discarded the clip and reloaded as he and his team ran on to the aft escape trunk.

Four of them bolted for the ladder to the lower levels, where a two-man team would clear the middle level and a second team would secure the lower level of the aft compartment.

At the same time that the airmobile force landed on the roof, assault teams entered on the ground level, securing the elevators and stairwells.

After giving each of the nine members of the canine scout team a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears, and an encouraging word or two, Ake helped secure them.

Ray and Ake, surrounded by the rest of the team, walked down the steep incline, careful not to lose their footing.

Crypto team, led by Commander Strathmore, created an algorithm they christened Skipjack.

The final composition of each team will be determined by the Anabasis in consultation with ambassadorial representatives.

The Anabasis will have the authority to reject candidate team members on the grounds of incompatibility and performance.

The final video in the Anabasis files showed Nimrod drifting down the shaft toward the waiting team.

In a series of raids On team cars, French police found trunkloads of EPO and anabolic steroids.

Daniel took a turn of the rope end around his good shoulder and anchored it as the rest of the team reached out, seized the swinging block and hauled it onto the trestle.