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Is team a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word team is a Scrabble US word. The word team is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Is team a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word team is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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Valid words made from Team

You can make 26 words from 'team' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'team'

MATE 6MEAT 6
META 6TAME 6
TEAM 6 

3 letters words from 'team'

AME 5ATE 3
EAT 3ETA 3
MAE 5MAT 5
MET 5TAE 3
TAM 5TEA 3

2 letters words from 'team'

AE 2AM 4
AT 2EA 2
EM 4ET 2
MA 4ME 4
TA 2TE 2

All 4 letters words made out of team

team etam taem atem eatm aetm tema etma tmea mtea emta meta tame atme tmae mtae amte mate eamt aemt emat meat amet maet

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word team. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in team.

Definitions and meaning of team

team

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tiːm/
  • Rhymes: -iːm
  • Homophone: teem

Etymology 1

From Middle English teme, from Old English tēam (child-bearing, offspring, brood, set of draught animals), from Proto-Germanic *taumaz (that which draws or pulls), from Proto-Germanic *taugijaną, *tugōną, *teuhōną, *teuhaną (to lead, bring, pull, draw), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (to pull, lead). Cognate with Scots team, teem (a chain, harness), West Frisian team (bridle, team), Dutch toom (bridle, reins, flock of birds), German Zaum (bridle), Norwegian tømme (bridle, rein), Swedish töm (leash, rein). More at teem, tie, tow.

Noun

team (plural teams)

  1. A set of draught animals, such as two horses in front of a carriage.
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Vintage 1993, page 111:
      The adjacent alleys were choked with tethered wagons, the teams reversed and nuzzling gnawed corn-ears over the tail-boards.
  2. Any group of people involved in the same activity, especially sports or work.
  3. (obsolete) A group of animals moving together, especially young ducks.
    • 1601, Philemon Holland, The Historie of the World, commonly called the Naturall Historie (originally by Pliny the Elder)
      she will wonder to have a teeme of ducklings about her
    • a long team of snowy swans on high
  4. (Britain, law, 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.
    • 1871, Alexander M. Burrill, Law Dictioary & Glossary, vol II, [1]
      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.
  5. A group of people who favor one side of a binary debate that is divided and lacks a well-established clear consensus.


Usage notes
  • In British English, team is construed as plural, emphasizing the members. In US English it is construed as singular, emphasizing the group. This conforms to the general practice in the two dialects for collective nouns.
    • British English:
    • American English:
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Verb

team (third-person singular simple present teams, present participle teaming, simple past and past participle teamed)

  1. (intransitive) To form a group, as for sports or work.
    They teamed to complete the project.
  2. (intransitive, by extension) To go together well; to harmonize.
    • 2005, Jill Dupleix, Good Cooking: The New Basics (page 32)
      Rich, creamy avocado is cut back by the citrus sharpness of grapefruit in this Israeli-inspired salad. It's brilliant for a brunchy breakfast, and teams well with grilled salmon, tuna, or mackerel for dinner.
  3. (transitive) To convey or haul with a team.
    to team lumber
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Thoreau to this entry?)
  4. (transitive) To form together into a team.
    to team oxen
  5. (transitive) To give work to a gang under a subcontractor.
Derived terms
  • double-team

Etymology 2

Verb

team

  1. Misspelling of teem.

Anagrams

  • AEMT, ATEM, Atem, META, Meta, Tame, Tema, mate, maté, meat, meta, meta-, tame

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English team, from Middle English teme, from Old English tēam (child-bearing, offspring, brood, set of draught animals), from Proto-Germanic *taumaz (that which draws or pulls), from Proto-Germanic *taugijaną, *tugōną, *teuhōną, *teuhaną (to lead, bring, pull, draw), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (to pull, lead). Doublet with native Dutch toom.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tiːm/

Noun

team n (plural teams, diminutive teampje n)

  1. team (group of people)
    Synonym: ploeg

Derived terms

  • fabrieksteam
  • onderzoeksteam
  • teamgeest
  • teambuilding

Italian

Noun

team m (invariable)

  1. team (group of people)

Synonyms

  • squadra, gruppo

Anagrams

  • meta, metà, tema

Middle English

Noun

team

  1. Alternative form of teme (folk)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From English team

Noun

team n (definite singular teamet, indefinite plural team, definite plural teama or teamene)

  1. a team

Synonyms

  • lag

Derived terms

  • teamarbeid

References

  • “team” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English team

Noun

team n (definite singular teamet, indefinite plural team, definite plural teama)

  1. a team

Synonyms

  • lag

Derived terms

  • teamarbeid

References

  • “team” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *taumaz (pull, draw).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tæ͜ɑːm/

Noun

tēam m (nominative plural tēamas)

  1. childbirth
  2. family, offspring
  3. a team of draught animals
  4. an Anglo-Saxon legal procedure in a stolen goods suit

Declension

Related terms

  • tīeman

Descendants

  • Middle English: teme, team, tæm, tem
    • English: team (see there for further descendants)
    • Scots: team, teem

Swedish

Etymology

From English team.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tiːm/
  • Rhymes: -iːm

Noun

team n

  1. a team of people

Declension

Synonyms

  • lag

Anagrams

  • meta, tame, tema

West Frisian

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

team c (plural teammen, diminutive teamke)

  1. bridle
Further reading
  • “team (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal[5] (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English team.

Noun

team n (plural teams, diminutive teamke)

  1. team
    Synonym: ploech
Derived terms
  • teamwurk

Source: wiktionary.org
  • TEALIGHT, a candle used in tea or food warmers or as a night light.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)