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bench - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'bench' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bench [ n.]
- A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.
- A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench.
- The seat where judges sit in court.
- The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench.
- A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; -- so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms.
- A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river.
2 . Bench [ v. i.]
- To sit on a seat of justice.
3 . Bench [ v. t.]
- To furnish with benches.
- To place on a bench or seat of honor.

Meaning of 'bench' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bench [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the reserve players on a team
Example in sentence:
  • our team has a strong bench
2 . bench [ v]
Meaning (2):
- exhibit on a bench
Example in sentence:
  • bench the poodles at the dog show