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Definition of Bench

Bench

  1. A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.
  2. A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench.
  3. The seat where judges sit in court.
  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 river.
  7. To furnish with benches.
  8. To place on a bench or seat of honor.
  9. To sit on a seat of justice.

Bench Quotations

I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.
Kobe Bryant

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Truly, the bench is a boon to idlers. Whoever first came up with the idea is a genius: free public resting places where you can take time out from the bustle and brouhaha of the city, and simply sit and watch and reflect.
Tom Hodgkinson

I don't want to be a passenger sitting on the bench not doing much, even in my older years.
Frank Lampard

A chair's function is not just to provide a place to sit; it is to provide a medium for self-expression. Chairs are about status, for example. Or signalling something about oneself. That's why the words chair, seat and bench have found themselves used to describe high status professions, from academia to Parliament to the law.
Evan Davis
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Bench Translations

bench in Afrikaans is skool
bench in Dutch is bank, zitbank
bench in Finnish is alusta, pulpetti
bench in German is Labortisch, Sitzbank, Bank, Richter, Bank
bench in Latin is scamnum
bench in Norwegian is benk
bench in Portuguese is banco
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