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Meaning of BENCH

Pronunciation:  bench

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a long seat for more than one person
  2. [n]  a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic
  3. [n]  persons who administer justice
  4. [n]  the reserve players on a team; "our team has a strong bench"
  5. [n]  the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively
  6. [n]  a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
  7. [v]  exhibit on a bench; of animals such as dogs at shows
  8. [v]  take out of a game; of players

BENCH is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: judiciary, terrace, work bench, workbench
 See Also: administration, assembly, authorities, banquette, brass, church bench, court, display, establishment, exhibit, expose, flat bench, governance, governing body, government, judicature, lab bench, laboratory bench, organisation, organization, park bench, penalty box, pew, plateau, prie-dieu, regime, remove, reserve, seat, settee, settle, squad, subgroup, substitute, tableland, team, tribunal, window seat, work table, worktable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bench\, n.; pl. {Benches}. [OE. bench, benk, AS. benc;
    akin to Sw. b["a]nk, Dan b[ae]nk, 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.
    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
    {Bench mark} (Leveling), one of a number of marks along a
       line of survey, affixed to permanent objects, to show
       where leveling staffs were placed.
    {Bench of bishops}, the whole body of English prelates
       assembled in council.
    {Bench plane}, any plane used by carpenters and joiners for
       working a flat surface, as jack planes, long planes.
    {Bench show}, an exhibition of dogs.
    {Bench table} (Arch.), a projecting course at the base of a
       building, or round a pillar, sufficient to form a seat.
  2. \Bench\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Benched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To furnish with benches.
             'T was benched with turf.             --Dryden.
             Stately theaters benched crescentwise. --Tennyson.
    2. To place on a bench or seat of honor.
             Whom I . . . have benched and reared to worship.
  3. \Bench\, v. i.
    To sit on a seat of justice. [R.] --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of or sit on a bench means your tendency to procrastinate and put things aside. It also suggests that you often take on a passive role instead taking initiative.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The seat occupied by the judge. More broadly, the court itself.
Easton Bible Dictionary

deck of a Tyrian ship, described by Ezekiel (27:6) as overlaid with box-wood.

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