team
I. noun Etymology: Middle English teme, from Old English tēam offspring, lineage, group of draft animals; akin to Old High German zoum rein, Old English tēon to draw, pull — more at tow Date: before 12th century 1. a. two or more draft animals harnessed to the same vehicle or implement; also these with their harness and attached vehicle b. a draft animal often with harness and vehicle 2. obsolete lineage, race 3. a group of animals: as a. a brood especially of young pigs or ducks b. a matched group of animals for exhibition 4. a number of persons associated together in work or activity: as a. a group on one side (as in football or a debate) b. crew, gang II. adjective Date: 14th century of or performed by a team <
a team effort
>
; also marked by devotion to teamwork rather than individual achievement <
a team player
>
III. verb Date: 1552 transitive verb 1. to yoke or join in a team; also to put together in a coordinated ensemble 2. to convey or haul with a team intransitive verb 1. to drive a team or motortruck 2. to form a team or association

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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