/teem/, n.1. a number of persons forming one of the sides in a game or contest: a football team.2. a number of persons associated in some joint action: a team of advisers.3. two or more horses, oxen, or other animals harnessed together to draw a vehicle, plow, or the like.4. one or more draft animals together with the harness and vehicle drawn.5. a family of young animals, esp. ducks or pigs.6. Obs. offspring or progeny; race or lineage.v.t.7. to join together in a team.8. Chiefly Northern U.S. Older Use. to convey or transport by means of a team; haul.v.i.9. to drive a team.10. to gather or join in a team, a band, or a cooperative effort (usually fol. by up, together, etc.).adj.11. of, pertaining to, or performed by a team: a team sport; team effort.[bef. 900; ME teme (n.), OE team child-bearing, brood, offspring, set of draft beasts; c. D toom bridle, reins, G Zaum, ON taumr]Syn. 10. combine, unite, ally, merge.
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