Bench

  • 1bench — n 1: the place where a judge sits in court asked counsel to approach the bench compare bar 1a, dock, jury box, sidebar …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Bench — 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. [1913 Webster] Mossy benches supplied the …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Bench — oder (abwertend) Gimira bezeichnet Bench (Sprache), eine Sprache in Äthiopien Bench (Volk), eine Ethnie in Äthiopien Bench (Woreda), einen Verwaltungsbezirk in Äthiopien. Bench (Bekleidung), eine britische Bekleidungsfirma Bench ist außerdem der… …

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  • 4bench — bench·er; bench; bench·man; bench·mark·ing; …

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  • 5bench — [bench] n. [ME < OE benc: see BANK2] 1. a long, hard seat for several persons, with or without a back 2. a seat between the two sides of a boat 3. the place where judges sit in a court 4. [sometimes B ] a) the status or of …

    English World dictionary

  • 6Bench — Bench, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Benched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Benching}.] 1. To furnish with benches. [1913 Webster] T was benched with turf. Dryden. [1913 Webster] Stately theaters benched crescentwise. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To place on a bench… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7bench — (n.) O.E. benc long seat, from P.Gmc. *bankiz bank of earth, perhaps here man made earthwork, later bench, table (Cf. O.Fris. bank bench, O.N. bekkr, Dan. bænk, M.Du. banc, O.H.G. banch), from PIE root *bheg to break. Used for …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8bench — [n1] furniture for sitting bank, chair, form, lawn seat, pew, seat, settee, settle, stall; concept 443 bench [n2] large table board, counter, desk, easel, ledge, shelf, trestle, workbench, work table; concept 443 bench [n3] group of judges co …

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  • 9bench — ► NOUN 1) a long seat for more than one person. 2) a long, sturdy work table in a workshop or laboratory. 3) (the bench) the office of judge or magistrate. 4) (the bench) a seat at the side of a sports field for coaches and players not taking… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10Bench — Bench, v. i. To sit on a seat of justice. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11Bench — (engl., spr. bensch), Bank, s. King s Bench …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12Bench — /bench/, n. Johnny, born 1947, U.S. baseball player. * * * ▪ furniture  long seat that may be freestanding, fixed to the wall, or placed against the wall. Paneled benches were used by the Romans, and they were the most common form of seating in… …

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  • 13Bench —   [bentʃ; englisch »Bank«] die, / es, Recht: im angloamerikanischen Recht allgemein der Sitz für Personen mit amtlicher Eigenschaft, besonders im britischen Parlament die Abgeordnetenbank, v. a. die dem Parteiführer und seinen wichtigsten… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 14bench|er — «BEHN chuhr», noun. 1. in England: a) one of the senior members governing a society of English lawyers and law students called an Inn of Court. b) Informal. a member of the House of Commons. 2. a person who sits on a bench, such as an oarsman …

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  • 15Bench — (engl., spr. Bentsch), Bank, s. Kingsbench …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 16Bench — (engl., spr. Bensch), die Bank …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 17Bench — A bench is a long seat fit for several people, with or without back and/or arm rests, for sitting indoor (often in rows) or outdoor (as in a park). Benches are most often found in bus stops, parks, and cafeterias. Some benches are dedicated as a… …

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  • 18bench — n. judge s seat 1) from the bench (a reprimand from the bench) 2) on the bench (who will be on the bench during her trial?) places in Parliament (BE) 3) the back; cross; front bench place where reserve players sit 4) on the bench (he spent ten… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19bench — 01. The old man fell asleep on the [bench] in the park. 02. One of the members of the governing party has crossed the floor to the Opposition [benches]. 03. The coached [benched] the player for the first period of the game because he had missed… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20bench — bench1 W3S2 [bentʃ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(outdoor seat)¦ 2¦(in a law court)¦ 3¦(sports)¦ 4¦(parliament)¦ 5¦(table)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: benc] 1.) ¦(OUTDOOR SEAT)¦ a long seat for two or more people, especially o …

    Dictionary of contemporary English