Definition of Bench

1. Noun. A long seat for more than one person.

2. Verb. Take out of a game; of players.
Generic synonyms: Remove

3. Noun. A level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below).
Exact synonyms: Terrace
Generic synonyms: Plateau, Tableland
Derivative terms: Terrace

4. Verb. Exhibit on a bench. "Bench the poodles at the dog show"
Generic synonyms: Display, Exhibit, Expose

5. Noun. Persons who administer justice.
Exact synonyms: Judiciary
Group relationships: Authorities, Government, Regime
Generic synonyms: Administration, Brass, Establishment, Governance, Governing Body, Organisation, Organization
Derivative terms: Judge

6. Noun. A strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic.
Exact synonyms: Work Bench, Workbench
Specialized synonyms: Lab Bench, Laboratory Bench
Generic synonyms: Work Table, Worktable

7. Noun. The magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively.
Generic synonyms: Assembly
Group relationships: Court, Judicature, Tribunal

8. Noun. The reserve players on a team. "Our team has a strong bench"
Generic synonyms: Subgroup
Group relationships: Squad, Team
Member holonyms: Reserve, Second-stringer, Substitute

9. Noun. (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom.
Group relationships: Court, Courtroom
Generic synonyms: Seat
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Bench

1. n. A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.

2. v. t. To furnish with benches.

3. v. i. To sit on a seat of justice.

Definition of Bench

1. Noun. A long seat, for example, in the park. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The people who decide on the verdict; the judiciary. ¹

3. Noun. (context: legal figuratively) The place where the judges sit. ¹

4. Noun. (sports) The place where players (substitutes) and coaches sit when not playing. ¹

5. Noun. (context: sports figuratively) The number of players on a team able to participate, expressed in terms of length. ¹

6. Noun. A place where assembly or hand work is performed; a workbench. ¹

7. Noun. (weightlifting) A horizontal padded surface, usually with a weight rack, used for support during exercise. ¹

8. Noun. (context: surveying) A bracket used to mount land surveying equipment onto a stone or a wall.[o/~e/u_/us-manage.html#Benchmark Description of bench, as part of the ''benchmark'' etymology] ¹

9. Noun. A flat ledge in the slope of an earthwork, work of masonry, or similar. ¹

10. Noun. (geology) A thin strip of relatively flat land bounded by steeper slopes above and below. ¹

11. Noun. (NZ) A kitchen surface on which to prepare food, a counter. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive sports) To remove a player from play. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To remove someone from a position of responsibility temporarily. ¹

14. Verb. (slang) To push the victim back on the person behind them who is on their hands and knees and end up falling over. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive and intransitive weightlifting) To lift by bench pressing ¹

16. Noun. (weightlifting) The weight one is able to bench press, especially the maximum weight capable of being pressed. ¹

17. Verb. (alternative spelling of bentsh) ¹

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Definition of Bench

1. to take a player out of a game [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Bench

1. Origin: OE. Bench, benk, AS. Benc; akin to Sw. Bank, Dan baenk, Icel. Bekkr, OS, D, & G. Bank. Cf. Bank, Beach. 1. A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length. "Mossy benches supplied the place of chairs." (Sir W. Scott) 2. A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench. 3. The seat where judges sit in court. "To pluck down justice from your awful bench." (Shak) 4. The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench. 5. A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms. 6. A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river. Bench mark, a projecting course at the base of a building, or round a pillar, sufficient to form a seat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bench

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benactyzine hydrochloride
benben stone
benben stones
bench (current term)
bench clamp
bench dog
bench dogs
bench grinder
bench grinders
bench jockey
bench jockeys
bench lathe
bench mark
bench memo
bench memos

Literary usage of Bench

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"When the court of King's bench became a separate court it exercised the extensive criminal and civil jurisdiction with which its once intimate connection ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1906)
"Wherever extensive leveling operations are to be carried on it is necessary to have a system of reference points called bench marks 1B.M s. ..."

3. North America by Anthony Trollope (1862)
"But no one can think it well when the place sought for is a judge's seat on the bench :— when the duties required are solely judicial. ..."

4. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1898)
"The bench in question was, we may guess, not a bench in court but a bench at the ... By way of ‘ free bench' the surviving spouse now has the enjoyment of ..."

5. Annual Report by New York (State) (1872)
"Stone dam, sloop-lock, Troy Wall bench, Lower Mohawk aqueduct to lock No. ... 45 23154 00 58816 00 Wall bench and vertical wall Utica 9503 00 Wooden bridge ..."

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