What does bench mean?

Definitions for bench
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bench.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bench(noun)

    a long seat for more than one person

  2. terrace, bench(noun)

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

  3. judiciary, bench(noun)

    persons who administer justice

  4. workbench, work bench, bench(noun)

    a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic

  5. Bench(noun)

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

  6. bench(noun)

    the reserve players on a team

    "our team has a strong bench"

  7. bench(verb)

    (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom

  8. bench(verb)

    take out of a game; of players

  9. bench(verb)

    exhibit on a bench

    "bench the poodles at the dog show"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bench(noun)

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

  2. Bench(noun)

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

  3. Bench(noun)

    the seat where judges sit in court

  4. Bench(noun)

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

  5. Bench(noun)

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

  6. Bench(noun)

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

  7. Bench(verb)

    to furnish with benches

  8. Bench(verb)

    to place on a bench or seat of honor

  9. Bench(verb)

    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

How to pronounce bench?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say bench in sign language?

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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. Alexander Latyshev:

    I was just sitting on a bench (when they took me).

  2. Stephen Watson:

    We have to have a deep bench of people we can rely on.

  3. President Barack Obama on Tuesday:

    But what is also true is Justice Alito is on the bench right now.

  4. Joseph Lazio:

    Its not really all that difficult, we can do it today on a lab bench.

  5. Judge Chacha Mwita:

    The judges on the bench also sit in other courts ... we need more time.

Images & Illustrations of bench

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