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Team appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Monique, the buxom coed, likes to fight for Pez with the junior varsity team. (61 letters)
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Usage statistics for the noun team:

spoken English32.77%written English67.23% conversational speech27.23%task-oriented speech72.77% imaginative writing17.15%informational writing82.85%
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The word team is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

The word team and its family (teamed, teaming, teams) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun team

What does team mean as a name of something?

Team is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: teams

  1. a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of team: squad
    • more generic terms: social unit / unit = an organization regarded as part of a larger social group
    • more specific terms:
    • part: bench = the reserve players on a team
    • member: stringer = a member of a squad on a team
  2. two or more draft animals that work together to pull something
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic term: animal group = a group of animals
    • more specific word: relay = a fresh team to relieve weary draft animals

Alternative definition of the noun team


  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 referring to sports and work.

Specialised definition of the noun team

Glossary of sports

social unit with a task that requires a set of performers to accomplish. No individual member can successfully complete the task alone (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)

a group of people who work together (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

group of competitors of a local club or of other regional forms of sport organizations (up to world selection teams). Each team has a team captain who represents the team. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / synchronized swimming

there are ten swimmers on a team, only eight of whom swim in a routine. Different sets of eight athletes may swim in the technical routine and the free routine

Glossary of sports / water polo

a team is made up of seven players, including a goalkeeper, and a maximum of six substitutes

Definition of the verb team

What does team mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: teamed | teaming | teams

  1. form a team
    • example: We teamed up for this new project
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or abstract] [Verb] [Patient, plural]Herman connected the computers | The merger associated the two companies
      [Agent - being or abstract] [Verb] [Patient 1] with [Patient 2]The merger associated company A with company B
      [Patient, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs mix well | The pieces interconnect easily | These computers connected well
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with [Patient 2]Folk songs alternate well with pop songs
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] with [Patient 2]Company A associated with Company B

      Verbs of Combining (with the same syntax): affiliate, associate, compare, confederate, confuse, conjoin, entangle, identity, incorporate, integrate, muddle, pair, total.

    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonym of team: team up
    • more generic words: aggroup / group = form a group or group together


  1. 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.
  2. TEAM were a rock band from Leicester. TEAM formed in 2003 and released two albums on Captains of Industry before splitting in 2006.
  3. Team is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like A Team, Team B, Team H, Team Lg, Team Me, Box Team, DFC Team, Tag team, Tag-Team, Team Ant, Team Dec, Orca Team, Team Band, Team Deep, Team Jedi, Alpha Team, Bliss Team, Dream Team, Jeans Team.


  1. "Team" is a song by Lorde.
    • music by Lorde & Joel Little
    • award:
      • World Music Award for World’s Best Song nomination for Lorde
      • Teen Choice Award for Choice Single: Female Artist nomination for Lorde
  2. "Team" is a musical album of Team.
    • released in (27 years ago)
  3. "Team" is a musical single of Lorde.
    • released on
  4. "Team" is a musical album of Holly Throsby.
    • released on
  5. "Team" is a musical single of Local H.


"Team" is a video game.

  • genres: Sports game, Action game


Team is a record label.


  1. Team: A team comprises 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.
    • also known as 团队
  2. TEAM is a TV program, begun on (15 years ago).
  3. Team: A team this person played on.
  4. Team: The sports team that is or was a part of this league.
  5. Team: For team competitions, enter the name of the team. This will frequently be used for national teams, such as the French Women's National Volleyball Team.
  6. Team: A team this person coached.
  7. Team: A sports team for which this was their primary or home venue.
  8. The team paying this salary.
  9. The team or teams that this person has been a captain of.
  10. The team this person is or was a captain of.
  11. Team on which the stats were recorded.
  12. The TEAM is a New York City-based ensemble.

Phrases with Team

Phrases starting with the word Team:

  1. team up
  2. team sport
  3. Team-Sport
  4. Team player
  5. team spirit

Phrases ending with the word Team:

  1. A Team
  2. a-team
  3. Tag team
  4. Tag-Team
  5. Away Team
  6. farm team
  7. Home team
  8. swat team
  9. first team
  10. Tiger team
  11. Works team
  12. Bubble Team
  13. double-team
  14. hockey team
  15. Street team

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Team

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Google previewGovernance And Management Of Technical Institutions (2007)

by B.L. Gupta

A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable. Katzenbach and Smith > A team is a group of ...

Google previewPMP® Examination Practice Questions (2016)

400 Practice Questions and Answers to help you Pass by Sean Whitaker

A: Acquire Project Team is the process of obtaining your project team members as outlined in your human resource management plan. B: Plan Human Resource Management is the process of producing the human ...

Google previewManaging e-business Projects (2011)

99 Key Success Factors by Thomas Stoehr

Developing the Project Team Developing the project team is the process of creating a work environment that both...

Google previewThe Changing Face of Health Care Social Work, Third Edition (2013)

Opportunities and Challenges for Professional Practice by Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW

Two newer forms of teams identified in the health care literature are transdisciplinary and pandisciplinary teams. In its most simple definition, the transdisciplinary team is a group of health care professionals and nonprofessionals that freely ...

Google previewDesigning Commercial Interiors (2010)

by Christine M. Piotrowski, Elizabeth A. Rogers, IIDA

Teams can be defined in many ways, but they generally fall into three types: linear, parallel, and circular. A linear team is the simplest form; each member performs part of the task needed to complete the total job. The work is passed from one ...

Google previewMental Health , Dimensions of Self-Esteem and Emotional Well-Being (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Team refers to a group of individuals who depend on one another to accomplish a common objective. Audience refers to the...

Google previewThe Oregon Countryman (1915)

A well kept team is the farmers pride, and is the best of advertisement; while a filthy, ill-fed team is the opposite. Pig Clubs and Bank Deposits. The bankers in many States are realizing the value of pig club work as a means of materially ...

Google previewEngineering for Sustainability (2012)

by Dennis F.X. Mathaisel, Joel M. Manary, Ned H. Criscimagna

For subsystem reviews, the parent end-product team is the reviewing body.

Google previewPersonal Development for Life and Work (2010)

by Ann Masters, Harold R. Wallace

A team is an identifiable group of people who are committed to a common an identifi an identifi purpose for which they hold themselves...

Google previewDepartment of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (2011)

As Amended Through April 2010 by Barry Leonard

area air defense commander AADP area air defense plan AA&E arms, ammunition, and explosives AAEC aeromedical evacuation control team AAFES Army and Air Force Exchange Service AAFIF automated air facility information file AAFS ...

Google previewPhiladelphia Flyers Encyclopedia (2003)

by David Sherman

Team. Photo. Index. Afterword Those of you reading this far have reached the. 1967-68. Team. Photo. Front Row (L to R): Doug Favell, Bill Sutherland, Joe Scott (Vice President), Ed Snider (Chairman of the Board), Lou Angotti, Bill Putnam ...

Google previewThe Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition) (2011)

by Paul Dickson

Mancuso comments, “The strongest independent evidence that Mutrie nicknamed the team 'Giants' is not articulated until the mid-1930s when John B. Foster, former editor of Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide, made a statement during an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Major League Baseball Clubs (2006)

by Steven A. Riess

The attorneys' early baseball team, known initially as the Resolutes and then as the Cincinnati Base Ball Club, played four games in 1866, winning two. It was an inauspicious beginning, but by its second year, the team was on its way to ...

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Usage statistics about team

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun team:

spoken English32.77%written English67.23% conversational speech27.23%task-oriented speech72.77% imaginative writing17.15%informational writing82.85%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun team:


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Quotes about Team

I'm not trying to get back on a team, but I have tried to stay in shape just in case a team needs a point guard. A championship team. I wouldn't go to any other team. (Tim Hardaway)
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Scrabble value of T1E1A1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of TEAM

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