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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

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

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 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

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

And the problem is once you get into this campaign business and begin to have a lot of money, then the person on the bench begins to think - what's going to happen if I decide the case this way or that way?
Stephen Breyer
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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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