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TEAM, n.

1. Two or more horses, oxen or other beasts harnessed together to the same vehicle for drawing, as to a coach, chariot, wagon, cart, sled, sleigh and the like. It has been a great question whether teams of horses or oxen are most advantageously employed in agriculture. In land free from stones and stumps and of easy tillage, it is generally agreed that horses are preferable for teams.

2. Any number passing in a line; a long line.

Like a long team of snowy swans on high.

[This is the primary sense, but is rarely used.]



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TEAM, n.

1. Two or more horses, oxen or other beasts harnessed together to the same vehicle for drawing, as to a coach, chariot, wagon, cart, sled, sleigh and the like. It has been a great question whether teams of horses or oxen are most advantageously employed in agriculture. In land free from stones and stumps and of easy tillage, it is generally agreed that horses are preferable for teams.

2. Any number passing in a line; a long line.

Like a long team of snowy swans on high.

[This is the primary sense, but is rarely used.]

TEAM, n. [Sax. team, offspring, progeny, race of descendants, hence a suit or long series; tyman, to teem, to bear, to bring forth, also to call, to summon. The primary sense is to shoot out or extend.]

  1. Two or more horses, oxen or other beasts harnessed together to the same vehicle for drawing, as to a coach, chariot, wagon, cart, sled, sleigh and the like. It has been a great question whether teams of horses or oxen are most advantageously employed in agriculture. In land free from stones and stumps and of easy tillage, it is generally agreed that horses are preferable for teams.
  2. Any number passing in a line; a long line. Like a long team of snowy swans on high. Dryden. [This is the primary sense, but is rarely used.]

Team
  1. A group of young animals, especially of young ducks; a brood; a litter.

    A team of ducklings about her. Holland.

  2. To engage in the occupation of driving a team of horses, cattle, or the like, as in conveying or hauling lumber, goods, etc.; to be a teamster.
  3. To convey or haul with a team; as, to team lumber.

    [R.] Thoreau.
  4. Hence, a number of animals moving together.

    A long team of snowy swans on high. Dryden.

  5. Two or more horses, oxen, or other beasts harnessed to the same vehicle for drawing, as to a coach, wagon, sled, or the like.

    "A team of dolphins." Spenser.

    To take his team and till the earth. Piers Plowman.

    It happened almost every day that coaches stuck fast, until a team of cattle could be procured from some neighboring farm to tug them out of the slough. Macaulay.

  6. A number of persons associated together in any work; a gang; especially, a number of persons selected to contend on one side in a match, or a series of matches, in a cricket, football, rowing, etc.
  7. A flock of wild ducks.
  8. 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.

    Burrill.

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Team

TEAM, noun

1. Two or more horses, oxen or other beasts harnessed together to the same vehicle for drawing, as to a coach, chariot, wagon, cart, sled, sleigh and the like. It has been a great question whether teams of horses or oxen are most advantageously employed in agriculture. In land free from stones and stumps and of easy tillage, it is generally agreed that horses are preferable for teams.

2. Any number passing in a line; a long line.

Like a long team of snowy swans on high.

[This is the primary sense, but is rarely used.]

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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recrimination

RECRIMINA'TION, n.

1. The return of one accusation with another.

2. In law, an accusation brought by the accused against the accuser upon the same fact.

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