bench

A bench is a long, flat seat that can usually accommodate several people. A city park bench is a nice place to sit and eat a sandwich.

A picnic table often has benches, and a bench is where baseball players wait for their turn to take a swing at the ball. You might have a work bench in your garage for gluing model planes together. A judge's symbolic office is known as "the bench," and to bench an athlete is to make her take a break from the court or field — if she has to do this often, she'll be known as a "bench warmer."

Primary Meanings of bench

1.
nv
a long seat for more than one person
exhibit on a bench
2.
n
(law) the seat for judges in a courtroom
3.
nv
the reserve players on a team
take out of a game; of players
Full Definitions of bench
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n a long seat for more than one person

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banquette
an upholstered bench
flat bench
a bench on which a weightlifter lies to do exercises
park bench
a bench in a public park
penalty box
(ice hockey) an enclosed bench to the side of an ice-hockey rink for players who are serving time penalties
church bench, pew
long bench with backs; used in church by the congregation
prie-dieu
low bench for kneeling on
settee, settle
a long wooden bench with a back
window seat
a bench or similar seat built into a window recess
Type of:
seat
furniture that is designed for sitting on

n a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic

Synonyms:
work bench, workbench
Types:
lab bench, laboratory bench
a workbench in a laboratory
Type of:
work table, worktable
a table designed for a particular task

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

Synonyms:
terrace
Type of:
plateau, tableland
a relatively flat highland

v exhibit on a bench

bench the poodles at the dog show”
Type of:
display, exhibit, expose
to show, make visible or apparent
2

n (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom

Type of:
seat
furniture that is designed for sitting on

n persons who administer justice

Synonyms:
judiciary
Type of:
administration, brass, establishment, governance, governing body, organisation, organization
the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
3

n the reserve players on a team

“our team has a strong bench
Type of:
subgroup
a distinct and often subordinate group within a group

v take out of a game; of players

Type of:
remove
remove from a position or an office

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