a long seat for more than one person
a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
persons who administer justice
workbench, work bench, bench(noun)
a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic
the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively
the reserve players on a team
"our team has a strong bench"
(law) the seat for judges in a courtroom
take out of a game; of players
exhibit on a bench
"bench the poodles at the dog show"
a long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length
a long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench
the seat where judges sit in court
the persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench
a collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; -- so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms
a conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river
to furnish with benches
to place on a bench or seat of honor
to sit on a seat of justice
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
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.]
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Etymology and Origins
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Bench' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4601
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Bench' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4025
Rank popularity for the word 'Bench' in Nouns Frequency: #1521
The numerical value of Bench in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Bench in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5