From (etyl) teme, from (etyl) . More at (l), (l).
A set of draught animals, such as two horses in front of a carriage.
* 1931 , William Faulkner, Sanctuary , Vintage 1993, p. 111:
- 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.
Any group of people involved in the same activity, especially sports or work.
- The adjacent alleys were choked with tethered wagons, the teams reversed and nuzzling gnawed corn-ears over the tail-boards.
- We need more volunteers for the netball team .
(obsolete) A group of animals moving together, especially young ducks.
- The IT manager leads a team of three software developers.
- a team of ducklings about her
(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.
* ALEXANDER M. BURRILL, LAW DICTIONARY & GLOSSARY, vol II, 1871 URL: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924022836450
- a long team of snowy swans on high
- 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.
* 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)
To form a group, as for sports or work.
To convey or haul with a team.
- They teamed to complete the project.
- to team lumber
a large group of people, animals or things, compact or closely massed, or tightly knit and united in common purpose.
* 2007 , The Guardian, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2073710,00.html]
* 2007 , The Guardian, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/freedom/Story/0,,2065311,00.html]
- There, the Paisleyites were being held back by another phalanx of soldiers and policemen.
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.
- 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
* (bone of the finger) distal phalanx, intermediate phalanx, proximal phalanx