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bench

 (bĕnch)
n.
1. A long seat, often without a back, for two or more persons.
2. Nautical A thwart in a boat.
3. Law
a. The seat for judges in a courtroom.
b. The office or position of a judge.
c. often Bench The judge or judges composing a court.
4.
a. A seat occupied by a person in an official capacity.
b. The office of such a person.
5. A strong worktable, such as one used in carpentry or in a laboratory.
6. A platform on which animals, especially dogs, are exhibited.
7. Sports
a. The area, often equipped with benches, where the coaches and the players who are not actively participating in the game remain.
b. The reserve players on a team.
8.
a. A level, narrow stretch of land interrupting a declivity.
b. A level elevation of land along a shore or coast, especially one marking a former shoreline.
tr.v. benched, bench·ing, bench·es
1. To furnish with benches.
2. To seat on a bench.
3. To show (dogs) in a bench show.
4. Sports To keep out of or remove from a game: benched the goalie for fighting.
5. Sports To bench-press.

[Middle English, from Old English benc.]

bench

(bɛntʃ)
n
1. (Furniture) a long seat for more than one person, usually lacking a back or arms
2. a plain stout worktable
3. (Law) the bench (sometimes capital)
a. a judge or magistrate sitting in court in a judicial capacity
b. judges or magistrates collectively
4. sport the seat on which reserve players and officials sit during a game
5. (Physical Geography) geology a flat narrow platform of land, esp one marking a former shoreline
6. (Mining & Quarrying) a ledge in a mine or quarry from which work is carried out
7. (General Sporting Terms) (in a gymnasium) a low table, which may be inclined, used for various exercises
8. a platform on which dogs or other domestic animals are exhibited at shows
9. (Agriculture) NZ a hollow on a hillside formed by sheep
vb (tr)
10. to provide with benches
11. to exhibit (a dog, etc) at a show
12. (Civil Engineering) NZ to form (a track) up a hill by excavating a flattened area
13. sport US and Canadian to take or keep (a player) out of a game, often for disciplinary reasons
[Old English benc; related to Old Norse bekkr, Old High German bank, Danish, Swedish bänk; see bank3]

bench

(bɛntʃ)
n.
1. a long usu. hard seat for several people: a park bench.
2. a seat occupied by an official, esp. a judge.
3. such a seat regarded as a symbol of the office and dignity of the judiciary.
4. the office or dignity of various other officials, or the officials themselves.
5.
a. the seat on which the players of a team sit during a game while not playing.
b. the players of a team who are usu. used only as substitutes.
6. a worktable, as of a carpenter; workbench.
7. a platform on which animals are placed for exhibition, esp. at a dog show.
8. a dog show.
9. a step or working elevation in a mine.
v.t.
11. to remove from or keep from participating in a game.
12. to furnish with benches.
13. to seat on a bench.
14. to exhibit (a dog or other animal) at a show.
15. bench-press.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English benc, c. Old Frisian benk, Old Saxon, Old High German bank, Old Norse bekkr < Germanic *bank-i-; see bank 1]
bench′less, adj.

Bench

 officials collectively; judges collectively. See also bank.
Examples: bench of aldermen; of bishops, 1742; of judges, 1592; of magistrates; of organ keys; of dogs [at a dog-show].

bank

benchseat
1. 'bank'

The bank of a river or lake is the ground at its edge.

There are new developments along both banks of the Thames.
She left her shoes on the bank and dived into the lake.

A bank is also a place where you can keep your money in an account.

You should ask your bank for a loan.
2. 'bench' and 'seat'

Don't call a long, narrow seat in a park or garden a 'bank'. You call it a bench or a seat.

Greg sat on the bench and waited.
She sat on a seat in the park and read her magazine.

bench


Past participle: benched
Gerund: benching

Imperative
bench
bench
Present
I bench
you bench
he/she/it benches
we bench
you bench
they bench
Preterite
I benched
you benched
he/she/it benched
we benched
you benched
they benched
Present Continuous
I am benching
you are benching
he/she/it is benching
we are benching
you are benching
they are benching
Present Perfect
I have benched
you have benched
he/she/it has benched
we have benched
you have benched
they have benched
Past Continuous
I was benching
you were benching
he/she/it was benching
we were benching
you were benching
they were benching
Past Perfect
I had benched
you had benched
he/she/it had benched
we had benched
you had benched
they had benched
Future
I will bench
you will bench
he/she/it will bench
we will bench
you will bench
they will bench
Future Perfect
I will have benched
you will have benched
he/she/it will have benched
we will have benched
you will have benched
they will have benched
Future Continuous
I will be benching
you will be benching
he/she/it will be benching
we will be benching
you will be benching
they will be benching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been benching
you have been benching
he/she/it has been benching
we have been benching
you have been benching
they have been benching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been benching
you will have been benching
he/she/it will have been benching
we will have been benching
you will have been benching
they will have been benching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been benching
you had been benching
he/she/it had been benching
we had been benching
you had been benching
they had been benching
Conditional
I would bench
you would bench
he/she/it would bench
we would bench
you would bench
they would bench
Past Conditional
I would have benched
you would have benched
he/she/it would have benched
we would have benched
you would have benched
they would have benched

bench

A judge or magistrate presiding in a court, or judges in general.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bench - a long seat for more than one personbench - a long seat for more than one person
banquette - an upholstered bench
flat bench - a bench on which a weightlifter lies to do exercises
park bench - a bench in a public park
penalty box - (ice hockey) an enclosed bench to the side of an ice-hockey rink for players who are serving time penalties
church bench, pew - long bench with backs; used in church by the congregation
prie-dieu - low bench for kneeling on
seat - furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
settee, settle - a long wooden bench with a back
window seat - a bench or similar seat built into a window recess
2.bench - a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)bench - a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
plateau, tableland - a relatively flat highland
3.bench - persons who administer justicebench - persons who administer justice  
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
governance, governing body, organisation, administration, brass, establishment, organization - the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"
4.bench - a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanicbench - a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic
lab bench, laboratory bench - a workbench in a laboratory
work table, worktable - a table designed for a particular task
5.bench - the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectivelyBench - the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
court, judicature, tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
6.bench - the reserve players on a teambench - the reserve players on a team; "our team has a strong bench"
subgroup - a distinct and often subordinate group within a group
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
second-stringer, substitute, reserve - an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
7.bench - (law) the seat for judges in a courtroombench - (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom
courtroom, court - a room in which a lawcourt sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"
seat - furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.bench - take out of a gamebench - take out of a game; of players  
remove - remove from a position or an office
2.bench - exhibit on a benchbench - exhibit on a bench; "bench the poodles at the dog show"
display, exhibit, expose - to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"

bench

noun
1. seat, stall, pew He sat down on a park bench.
2. worktable, stand, table, counter, slab, trestle table, workbench the laboratory bench
the bench court, judge, judges, magistrate, magistrates, tribunal, judiciary, courtroom It shows how seriously the bench viewed these offences.
Translations
مَقْعَدٌ خَشَبيٌّ طَويلمِنْضَدَةُ الوَرْشَهنَضَد
lavicelavičkaponkpracovní stůl
bænkarbejdsbænkarbejdsbord
benko
penkki
klupa
lócamunkaasztalmunkapadpadülőpad
bekkurvinnubekkur
ベンチ
벤치
subsellium
darbastalissuolas
darbgaldssols
banknaar de zijlijn verwijzenopdrukkenwerkbankzitbank
lavičkaponk
delovna mizaklop
bänk
ม้านั่ง
ghế dài

bench

[bentʃ] N
1. (= seat, workbench) → banco m (Sport) → banquillo m; (= court) → tribunal m
the Bench (Jur) → la magistratura
to be on the bench (Jur) → ser juez, ser magistrado (Sport) → estar en el banquillo
2. benches (Brit) (Parl) on the Tory/Labour benchesen los escaños conservadores/laboristas

bench

[ˈbɛntʃ] n
(= seat) → banc m
[workshop] → établi m
[laboratory] → plan m de travail
the Bench → la magistrature, la Cour
to serve on the Bench → exercer la fonction de juge
(in parliament) the government benches → les rangs du gouvernement
the opposition benches → les rangs de l'opposition
(SPORT) to be on the bench → être sur le banc de touchebenchmark [ˈbɛntʃmɑːrk] n (= yardstick) → point m de référence
a benchmark for sth → un point de référence pour qch

bench

n
(= seat)Bank f; laughter from the government benches (Brit) → Gelächter von der Regierungsbank
(Jur: = office of a judge) → Richteramt nt; (= judges generally)Richter pl; (= court)Gericht nt; member of the benchRichter m; to be raised to the benchzum Richter bestellt werden; to be on the bench (permanent office) → Richter sein; (when in court) → der Richter sein, auf dem Richterstuhl sitzen (geh)
(= workbench)Werkbank f; (in lab) → Experimentiertisch m
(Sport: = selected as substitute) on the benchauf der Reservebank
vt (US Sport) → auf die Strafbank schicken; (= keep as substitute)auf die Reservebank setzen

bench

:
bench penalty
n (Ice hockey) → Bankstrafe f
bench press
n (Sport) → Bankdrücken nt
bench seat
n (in the car) → Sitzbank f
bench test
n (Tech) → Test mauf dem Prüfstand, Prüfstandtest m
bench warmer
n (Sport inf) → Ersatzspieler(in) m(f) (der/die nur selten zum Einsatz kommt)

bench

[bɛntʃ] n (seat, with back) → panchina; (without back) → panca; (in parliament, workbench) → banco
to be on the Bench (Law) → essere giudice

bench

(bentʃ) noun
1. a long (usually wooden) seat. a park bench.
2. a work-table for a carpenter etc. tools on the workbench.

bench

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References in classic literature ?
They came to the garden surrounding the old Richmond place and going through a gap in the hedge sat on a wooden bench beneath a bush.
The stove was very large, with bright nickel trimmings, and behind it there was a long wooden bench against the wall, and a tin washtub, into which grandmother poured hot and cold water.
Madame Antoine seated her fat body, broad and squat, upon a bench beside the door.
The judge'll be here in a minute, now," said the assistant district attorney, and went inside a railed enclosure in front of the judge's bench.
A long red sofa or bench, which had done duty beside a billiard-table found a place here also.
Though looked upon as a weighty man among his contemporaries in respect of animal substance, and as favored with a remarkable degree of fundamental development, well adapting him for the judicial bench, we conceive that the modern Judge Pyncheon, if weighed in the same balance with his ancestor, would have required at least an old-fashioned fifty-six to keep the scale in equilibrio.
I had sat down with a piece of work--for I was something or other that could sit-- on the old stone bench which overlooked the pond; and in this position I began to take in with certitude, and yet without direct vision, the presence, at a distance, of a third person.
I sat down on an old wooden settle, carved all over like a bench on the Battery.
In his treatise on Queen-Gold, or Queen-pinmoney, an old King's Bench author, one William Prynne, thus discourseth: Ye tail is ye Queen's, that ye Queen's wardrobe may be supplied with ye whalebone.
Thomas said he would stay with him, so they went and sat down on a bench that had been brought into Merrylegs' stall, and put down the lantern at their feet, that I might not be disturbed with the light.
So a barred door clanged upon Jurgis and he sat down upon a bench and buried his face in his hands.
On a rough bench in the corner, a couple of woolly-headed boys, with glistening black eyes and fat shining cheeks, were busy in superintending the first walking operations of the baby, which, as is usually the case, consisted in getting up on its feet, balancing a moment, and then tumbling down,--each successive failure being violently cheered, as something decidedly clever.