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bench Explained

bench at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bench at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. benc "long seat," from P.Gmc. *bankiz (cf. Da. b?ink, M.Du. banc, O.H.G. banch). Used for "office of a judge" since 1292. Sporting sense (in baseball, N.Amer. football, etc.) is from 1912; the verb meaning "to take out of the game" is from 1917. Hence, also, bench-warmer (1892). Benchmark "surveyor's point of reference" is from 1842; fig. sense is from 1884. /// "The days for 'bench-warmers' with salaries are also past." ["New York Sporting News," Jan. 9, 1892] ///

bench at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3S2 n ----------//
1 outdoor seat:
2 in a law court:
3 sports:
4 parliament:
5 table: ----------// [Language: Old English; Origin: benc]//
1 OUTDOOR SEAT: [C] a long seat for two or more people, especially outdoors// --We sat on a park bench and talked.//
2 IN A LAW COURT: the bench// a) the seat where a judge or magistrate sits in a court of law// --Would the prisoner please approach the bench?// b) the position of being a judge or magistrate in a court of law// --He was appointed to the bench last year.// sit/serve on the bench (=work as a judge or magistrate) //
3 SPORTS: the bench// the seat where members of a sports team sit when they are not playing in the game// --Batts and Dorigo are on the bench tonight.// --Simpson came off the bench to play in midfield.//
4 PARLIAMENT: benches [plural] BrE the seats in the British parliament where members of a particular party sit// --There was cheering from the Conservative benches.// backbench, backbenches, front bench//
5 TABLE: [C] a long heavy table used for working on with tools or equipment// --a carpenter's bench//
bench 2 v [T] AmE to not allow a sports player to play in a game, or to remove them from a game// --Anderson has been benched until his injury has healed.//

bench at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "bench":
British Cabinet, Sanhedrin, US Cabinet, advisory body, agency,
ambo, assembly, association, atelier, bar, barbershop,
beauty parlor, beauty shop, board, body of advisers,
borough council, brain trust, buffet, butcher shop, cabinet,
camarilla, chair, chamber, city council, common council, company,
concern, conference, congress, consultative assembly, corporation,
council, council fire, council of ministers, council of state,
council of war, counter, county council, court, curule chair, dais,
deliberative assembly, desk, diet, directory, divan, escritoire,
establishment, facility, firm, helm, house, installation,
institution, judgment seat, junta, kitchen cabinet, lectern,
legislature, loft, mercy seat, mesa, organization, parish council,
parlor, plateau, privy council, saddle, seat, seat of justice,
seat of power, seat of state, secretaire, secretary, shop, soviet,
staff, stand, studio, sweatshop, syndicate, synod, table,
table mountain, tableland, tribunal, woolsack, work site,
work space, workbench, workhouse, working space, workplace,
workroom, workshop, worktable, writing table

Bench at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

orb, orbit, zone, belt, cordon, band, hub, sphere.[ADJ] (Moderation): moderate, le

BENCH at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

U] the scientific study of bacteria
bacteriological adjective
bacteriologist nounadjective, noun, adverb
adjective (worse )
1 unpleasant; full of problems:
bad news / weather / dreams / habits * I'm having a really bad day. * It was the worst experience of her life. * Smoking gives you bad breath. * Things are bad enough without our own guns shelling us.
poor quality
2 of poor quality; below an acceptable standard:
bad conditions / driving * a bad copy / diet * I thought it was a very bad article. * This isn't as bad as I thought. * That's not a bad idea.
not good at sth
3 ~ at sth / at doing sth (of a person) not able to do sth well or in a satisfactory way
a bad teacher * You're a bad liar! * He's a bad loser (= he complains when he loses a game). * She is so bad at keeping secrets.

Bench at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bench \Bench\, v. i.
To sit on a seat of justice. [R.] --Shak.

Bench \Bench\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Benched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To furnish with benches.

'T was benched with turf. --Dryden.

Stately theaters benched crescentwise. --Tennyson.

2. To place on a bench or seat of honor.

Whom I . . . have benched and reared to worship.

Bench \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.

Mossy benches supplied the place of chairs. --Sir W.

2. A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a
carpenter's bench.

3. The seat where judges sit in court.

To pluck down justice from your awful bench. --Shak.

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

{Bench mark} (Leveling), one of a number of marks along a
line of survey, affixed to permanent objects, to show
where leveling staffs were placed.

{Bench of bishops}, the whole body of English prelates
assembled in council.

{Bench plane}, any plane used by carpenters and joiners for
working a flat surface, as jack planes, long planes.

{Bench show}, an exhibition of dogs.

{Bench table} (Arch.), a projecting course at the base of a
building, or round a pillar, sufficient to form a seat.

bench at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a long seat for more than one person
2: the reserve players on a team; "our team has a strong bench"
3: a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep
slopes above and below) [syn: {terrace}]
4: persons who administer justice [syn: {judiciary}]
5: a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic [syn: {workbench},
{work bench}]
6: the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in
judicial capacity to compose the court collectively

v 1: take out of a game; of players
2: exhibit on a bench; "bench the poodles at the dog show"

bench at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :LaGranja park bench.jpg|thumb|A stone bench (long seat).


* Inter: a » UK|US Inter: IPA » /bɛntʃ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /bEntS/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-bench.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛntʃ

    Etymology 1

    Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » benc|benċ|lang=ang.


    Inter: en-noun » es

  • A long seat, for example, in the park.
    1. : They sat on a park bench and tossed bread crumbs to the ducks and pigeons.
    2. Inter: lega » l The people who decide on the verdict; the judiciary.
    3. : They are awaiting a decision on the motion from the bench.
    4. Inter: context » legal|figuratively The place where the judges sit.
    5. : She sat on the bench for 30 years before she retired.
    6. Inter: sport » s The place where players (substitutes) and coaches sit when not playing.
    7. : He spent the first three games on the bench, watching.
    8. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=March 1
    |author=Phil McNulty
    |title=Chelsea 2 - 1 Man Utd
    |passage=But Chelsea, who left Didier Drogba on the bench as coach Carlo Ancelotti favoured Fernando Torres, staged a stirring fightback to move up to fourth and keep United in their sights on a night when nothing other than victory would have kept the Blues in contention.
    1. Inter: context » sports|figuratively The number of players on a team able to participate, expressed in terms of length.
    2. : Injuries have shortened the bench.
    3. A place where assembly or hand work is performed; a workbench.
    4. : She placed the workpiece on the bench, inspected it closely, and opened the cover.
    5. Inter: weightliftin » g A horizontal padded surface, usually with a weight rack, used for support during exercise.
    6. 2008, Lou Schuler, "Foreward", in Nate Green, Built for Show, page xii
    7. : I had no bench or power rack, so by necessity every exercise I did started with the weights on the floor.
    8. Inter: context » surveying A bracket used to mount land surveying equipment onto a stone or a wall.Description of bench, as part of the benchmark etymology
    9. : After removing the bench, we can use the mark left on the wall as a reference point.
    10. A flat ledge in the slope of an earthwork, work of masonry, or similar.
    11. Inter: geolog » y A thin strip of relatively flat land bounded by steeper slopes above and below.
    12. Inter: N » Z A kitchen surface on which to prepare food, a counter.
      Derived terms
      Inter: rel-top » terms derived from bench (noun)

  • benchmark
  • bench plane
  • bench trial

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • bench warrant
    • bench-warmer
    • deacon's bench

    Inter: rel-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » long seat
  • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|مقعد|m|tr=máq3ad
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|նստարան|tr=nstaran
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|пейка, Inter: t+ » bg|скамейка
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|長椅|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|长椅|tr=chángyǐ|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|lavička|f, Inter: t+ » cs|lavice|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bank|f, Inter: t- » nl|zitbank|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|benko
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|penkki
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|banc|m
  • Inter: trreq » Georgian
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bank|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|παγκάκι|n|tr=pagkáki
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|ספסל|m|tr=safsal'|sc=Hebr
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|pad, Inter: t- » hu|ülőpad, Inter: t+ » hu|lóca
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|banco|m, Inter: t- » it|panca|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ベンチ (benchi)
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|벤치|sc=Hang (benchi)
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|subsellium|n
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|sols|m
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Bänk|f
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|клупа|f|tr=klúpa
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|bangku
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|benk|m
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|نیمکت|tr=nimkat|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|ławka|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|banco
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|скамейка|f|tr=skaméjka, Inter: t+ » ru|скамья|f|tr=skam'já, Inter: t+ » ru|лавка|f|tr=lávka
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|banco|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bänk|c
    • Tagalog: Inter: t+ » tl|bangko
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|bank

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » law: people who decide on the verdict
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tuomarit|p, Inter: t- » fi|tuomaristo

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » law: place where the judges sit
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tuomarinpöytä

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|έδρα|f|tr=edra

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » sports: where players sit when not playing
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|резервна скамейка
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bank|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|penkki
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bank|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πάγκος|m|tr=págkos
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|pachina|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|sols|m
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|клупа|f|tr=klúpa
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|ławka|f
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|скамейка запасных|f|tr=skam'éjka zapasnýχ
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|banca|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|avbytarbänk|c, Inter: t+ » sv|bänk|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » sports: number of players on a team able to participate
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vaihtomiehistö

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » workbench
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|դազգահ|tr=dazgah
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|станок
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|werkbank|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|työpöytä, Inter: t+ » fi|penkki
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Werkbank|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πάγκος|m|tr=págkos
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|munkapad, Inter: t- » hu|munkaasztal

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|piano da lavoro|m
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|работна маса|f|tr=rábotna mása
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|stół|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|верстак|m|tr=v'ersták
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|mesa de trabajo|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|arbetsbänk|c, Inter: t+ » sv|bänk|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » weightlifting: horizontal padded surface with a weight rack
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|penkki

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πάγκος|m|tr=págkos

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » surveying: bracket used to mount land surveying equipment
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » flat ledge in the slope of an earthwork, masonry work or similar
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » geology: flat strip of land bounded by steeper slopes above and below
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » tl: bangko
    • Inter: ttbc » ka: Inter: t- » ka|დაზგა|tr=dazga, Inter: t- » ka|მერხი|tr=merxi, Inter: t- » ka|დაფა|tr=dap'a
    • Inter: ttbc » he: ספסל (safsal')
    • Inter: ttbc » id: bangku
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: banco

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: banco {{m}}
  • Inter: ttbc » sl: klop
  • Inter: ttbc » es: banco
  • Inter: ttbc » vo: bam

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » bench|es
  • Inter: transitive » sports To remove a player from play.
    1. : They benched him for the rest of the game because they thought he was injured.
    2. Inter: transitive » figuratively To remove someone from a position of responsibility temporarily.
    3. Inter: slan » g To push the victim back on the person behind them who is on their hands and knees and end up falling over.
      * Inter: sense » sports sideline
      Inter: trans-top » remove a player from play

  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|naar de zijlijn verwijzen
  • Finnish: siirtää Inter: t- » fi|vaihtopenkille

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|испраќа на клупа|tr=íspraḱa na klúpa
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|benke

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: term » bench press|lang=en by shortening.


    Inter: en-verb » bench|es
  • Inter: transitive » and|intransitive|colloquial To lift by bench pressing
    1. : I heard he can bench 150 pounds.
    2. 1988, Frederick C. Hatfield, "Powersource: Ties that bind", Category: w - :Iron Man (magazine)|Ironman 47 (6): 21.
    3. : For the first several years of my exclusive career in powerlifting, I couldn't bench too well.
      Inter: trans-top » lift

  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|opdrukken
  • Finnish: nostaa Inter: t- » fi|penkiltä

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σηκώνω|tr=sikóno
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|крева|tr=kréva, Inter: t- » mk|дига|tr=díga

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-noun » benches
  • Inter: weightliftin » g The weight one is able to bench press, especially the maximum weight capable of being pressed.
    1. : He became frustrated when his bench increased by only 10 pounds despite a month of training.
      Inter: trans-top » weight one is able to bench press

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|penkkitulos

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 3

    See Inter: term » bentsh.


    Inter: en-verb » bench|es
  • Inter: alternative spelling of » bentsh


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    Translation: cy » bench
    Translation: da » bench
    Translation: de » bench
    Translation: et » bench
    Translation: es » bench
    Translation: eu » bench
    Translation: fa » bench
    Translation: fr » bench
    Translation: gl » bench
    Translation: ko » bench
    Translation: hy » bench
    Translation: io » bench
    Translation: kn » bench
    Translation: sw » bench
    Translation: ku » bench
    Translation: lo » bench
    Translation: lv » bench
    Translation: lt » bench
    Translation: li » bench
    Translation: hu » bench
    Translation: mg » bench
    Translation: ml » bench
    Translation: my » bench
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    Translation: fi » bench
    Translation: sv » bench
    Translation: ta » bench
    Translation: te » bench
    Translation: vi » bench
    Translation: zh » bench