Meaning of BENCH in English

■ noun

1》 a long seat for more than one person.

2》 a long, sturdy work table in a workshop or laboratory.

3》 ( the ~ ) the office of judge or magistrate.

↘a judge or magistrate presiding over a particular case.

4》 ( the ~ ) a seat at the side of a sports field for coaches and players not taking part in a game.

5》 a platform on which dogs are exhibited at shows.

■ verb

1》 exhibit (a dog) at a show.

2》 N. Amer. withdraw (a sports player) from play.


OE benc , of Gmc origin; see word history at bank 1 .

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