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Definitions of bench

  1. To sit on a seat of justice. The bench of bishops, the bishops of the English Church, who rank as peers of the realm. King's or Queen's Bench, a court at first really, latterly nominally, presided over by the sovereign. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To furnish with benches. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. To place on a bench or seat of honor. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To sit on a seat of justice. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. exhibit on a bench; of animals such as dogs at shows Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To furnish with benches; to sit on a bench. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. a long seat for more than one person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the reserve players on a team; "our team has a strong bench" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. exhibit on a bench; "bench the poodles at the dog show" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The seat where judges sit in court. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The seat (usually a comfy chair rather than a bench) where a judge sits in the courtroom during a trial or hearing. Sometimes the word "bench" is used in place of the word "judge" -- for example, someone might say she wants a bench trial, meaning a trial by a judge without a jury.
  18. A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; - so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A long seat; a strong table on which mechanics do their work; the seat where judges sit in court; the persons who sit as judges; the court. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. A long seat or form: a mechanic's work-table: a judge's seat: the body or assembly of judges. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. A long seat; a judge's seat; body of judges. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. A long wooden seat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The judges seat in court; the judge or the judges. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A long seat or form; a carpenter's or mechanic's work-table; a ledge left on the edge of a cutting in an earthwork to strengthen it; the seat where judges sit in court, or the seat of justice; the persons who sit as judges, or the court. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. A long seat of wood or stone; a strong table; the seat of the judges; the judges or magistrates on it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for bench

  1. I went with her to the bench she had pointed out, and we sat down. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  2. Mrs. Riley seemed to think that she ought to express the feeling the Bench would have had, had it been present. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
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