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
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    Karen
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    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. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld:

    Gordon Smith and Daniel Pinto has built up an incredible bench strength beneath Gordon Smith and Daniel Pinto continually, gordon Smith has the Jamie Dimon gift of clarity and wit. They are in fantastic hands in terms of next generational cohort.

  2. Ciera Johnson:

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

  3. Gary Herbert:

    I expect the court and the judge to follow the law. He may not like the law, but he should follow the law, we don't want to have activism on the bench in any way, shape or form.

  4. Deirdre Hussey:

    The Steinle family placed a request with the Mayor’s Office for the bench to remain as it was intended — a simple memorial in recognition of Kate and her spirit, however, we do have a city policy in place in regards to active memorials that Public Works enforced.

  5. President George W. Bush:

    I ’m sure every nominee before you would have personal beliefs about that precedent and many others. But all nominees are united in their belief that what they think about a precedent should not bear on how they will decide cases. She was more pragmatic two years ago – just days before the presidential election – about the chances that Roe v. Wade would be overturned in coming years : I don't think the core case -- Roe's holding that women have a right to abortion -- I don't think that will change, but I think the question of whether people can get late-term abortions -- how many restrictions can be put on clinics -- I don't think that will change. Brett Kavanaugh, steady insider The federal appeals court here in Washington is seen as a professional stepping-stone to Supreme Court. Three current justices( John Roberts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas) served on that bench before joining the high court, as did Scalia. Now Brett Kavanaugh is poised to make the leap, though if history is any guide, Brett Kavanaugh could face an especially tough Senate confirmation. It is the image that may cement – or sink – the Supreme Court aspirations of Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh elevation to the federal appeals court was celebrated with a Rose Garden swearing-in by a fellow Catholic who's now retiring from the bench, Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Brett Kavanaugh served as a law clerk in 1993. Front and center : Brett Kavanaugh former boss, President George W. Bush, the man who nominated Brett Kavanaugh. I chose Brett Kavanaugh because of the force of Brett Kavanaugh mind, the breadth of Brett Kavanaugh experience and the strength of Brett Kavanaugh character.

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