Team vs Phalanx - What's the difference?

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Team is a related term of phalanx.

As a noun team

is team.

As a proper noun phalanx is

the brand name of a radar-controlled rapid fire 20mm machine gun, the phalanx ciws (pronounced see-wiz ), deployed on us navy ships as a last line of defense against antiship cruise missiles.



(wikipedia team)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) teme, from (etyl) . More at (l), (l).


(en noun)
  • A set of draught animals, such as two horses in front of a carriage.
  • * Macaulay
  • It happened almost every day that coaches stuck fast, until a team of cattle could be procured from some neighbouring farm to tug them out of the slough.
  • * 1931 , William Faulkner, Sanctuary , Vintage 1993, p. 111:
  • The adjacent alleys were choked with tethered wagons, the teams reversed and nuzzling gnawed corn-ears over the tail-boards.
  • Any group of people involved in the same activity, especially sports or work.
  • We need more volunteers for the netball team .
    The IT manager leads a team of three software developers.
  • (obsolete) A group of animals moving together, especially young ducks.
  • * Holland
  • a team of ducklings about her
  • * Dryden
  • a long team of snowy swans on high
  • (UK, legal, obsolete) 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, Theam, Tem, Them. Sax. [from tyman, to propagate, to teem.] In old English law. Literally, an offspring, race or generation. 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 villeins, and their offspring or suit. They who had a jurisdiction of this kind, were said to have a court of Theme... constantly used in the old books in connection with toll, in the expression Toll & Team.
    Usage notes
    * When referring to the actions of a sports team, British English typically uses the third-person plural form rather than the third-person singular. However, this is not done in other contexts such as in business or politics. ** **: Manchester were unable to bring the strong team they originally intended, ** **: Leeds were champions again.
    * German: (l)


    (en verb)
  • To form a group, as for sports or work.
  • They teamed to complete the project.
  • To convey or haul with a team.
  • to team lumber
    Derived terms
    * double-team

    Etymology 2


  • phalanx


    (Phalanx bone) (wikipedia phalanx)


  • a large group of people, animals or things, compact or closely massed, or tightly knit and united in common purpose.
  • * 2007 , The Guardian, [,,2073710,00.html]
  • There, the Paisleyites were being held back by another phalanx of soldiers and policemen.
  • * 2007 , The Guardian, [,,2065311,00.html]
  • The Guardian today listed a phalanx of ministers who back the bill, including Tessa Jowell, the culture secretary, Tony McNulty, the policing minister, Andy Burnham, the junior health minister, Ian Pearson, the climate change minister, John Healey, the financial secretary to the Treasury, and Keith Hill, parliamentary private secretary to Tony Blair
  • One of the bones of the finger or toe.
  • An ancient Greek and Macedonian military unit that consisted of several ranks and files (lines) of soldiers in close array with joined shields and long spears.
  • (historical sociology) A Fourierite utopian community; a phalanstery.
  • Synonyms

    * phalange


    * (bone of the finger) distal phalanx, intermediate phalanx, proximal phalanx