What does bench mean?

Definitions for bench
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. benchnoun

    a long seat for more than one person

  2. terrace, benchnoun

    a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)

  3. judiciary, benchnoun

    persons who administer justice

  4. workbench, work bench, benchnoun

    a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic

  5. Benchnoun

    the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively

  6. benchnoun

    the reserve players on a team

    "our team has a strong bench"

  7. benchverb

    (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom

  8. benchverb

    take out of a game; of players

  9. benchverb

    exhibit on a bench

    "bench the poodles at the dog show"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benchnoun

    a long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length

  2. Benchnoun

    a long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench

  3. Benchnoun

    the seat where judges sit in court

  4. Benchnoun

    the persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench

  5. Benchnoun

    a collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; -- so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms

  6. Benchnoun

    a conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river

  7. Benchverb

    to furnish with benches

  8. Benchverb

    to place on a bench or seat of honor

  9. Benchverb

    to sit on a seat of justice

Freebase

  1. Bench

    A bench is a piece of furniture, on which several people may sit at the same time. Benches are typically made of wood, but may also be made of metal, stone, or synthetic materials. Many benches have arm and back rests; some have no back rest and can be sat on from either side. In American public areas, benches are often donated by persons or associations, which may then be indicated on it, e.g. by a small plaque. Benches are used both outdoors and indoors.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bench

    bensh, n. a long seat or form with or without a back: a seat in a boat: a mechanic's work-table: a judge's seat: the body or assembly of judges: a tribunal: the dignity of holding an official seat, as the 'bench of bishops,' the 'civic bench.'—v.t. to place on or furnish with benches.—ns. Bench′er, a senior member of an inn of court; Bench′ership; Bench′-mark, a surveyor's mark cut on a rock, gatepost, wall, or the like, into which a crooked iron is set so as to form a bench or temporary support for the levelling instrument; Bench′-war′rant, one issued by a judge rather than a justice or magistrate. [A.S. benc; cog. with Ger. and Dut. bank.]

CrunchBase

  1. Bench

    Bench is a modern, online bookkeeping service for independent businesses.With Bench, you work with a professional online bookkeeper, someone who learns your business and does your books for you. In addition, you get apps that simplify sending your documents and allow you to view interactive reports online. Bench removes the need to search out a qualified bookkeeper or buy additional software, they provide both in a unified experience.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Bench

    The primitive seat of judges and magistrates before the modern throne-like chair was introduced. Barristers of the Inns of Court are styled “Benchers” from the wooden seats formerly provided for them.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bench' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4601

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bench' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4025

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bench' in Nouns Frequency: #1521

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bench in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bench in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of bench in a Sentence

  1. Ciera Johnson:

    That's what she does, so we needed every one of her points today. We definitely needed that boost off the bench.

  2. Taylor Gecking:

    One day I hope to add a Ronald McDonald sitting on a bench, but so far it’s been out of the budget. A girl can dream, our whole home is full of things that are a little unusual to decorate with, but my husband and I both believe in surrounding ourselves with things that make us happy.

  3. Shaquem Griffin:

    It’s amazing to see how far I’ve come from not being able to bench the bar to throwing up 20 reps of 225 and being able to compete with the best here.

  4. Blake Griffin:

    I knew once it happened it was going to be a thing so I tried not to look down at the bench, but then I kind of peeked and saw everyone standing up, so it was hard not to smile in that situation. It felt good to just get that out of the way.

  5. James McHenry:

    Most judges that we're familiar with, and I don't think that immigration judges are any exception, when they're on the bench, they know what their role is as a judge, we've had no allegations of anyone reaching down to specific judges telling them,' You have to rule this way ; you have to rule that way.'.

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