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Definitions of bench

  1. take out of a game; of players
  2. a long seat for more than one person
  3. a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic
  4. persons who administer justice
  5. the reserve players on a team; " our team has a strong bench"
  6. the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively
  7. a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity ( with steep slopes above and below)
  8. exhibit on a bench; of animals such as dogs at shows
  9. exhibit on a bench; " bench the poodles at the dog show"
  10. A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.
  11. A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench.
  12. The seat where judges sit in court.
  13. The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench.
  14. A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river.
  15. To furnish with benches.
  16. To place on a bench or seat of honor.
  17. To sit on a seat of justice.
  18. The seat ( usually a comfy chair rather than a bench) where a judge sits in the courtroom during a trial or hearing. Sometimes the word " bench" is used in place of the word " judge" -- for example, someone might say she wants a bench trial, meaning a trial by a judge without a jury.
  19. A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; - so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms.
  20. A long seat; a strong table on which mechanics do their work; the seat where judges sit in court; the persons who sit as judges; the court.
  21. A long seat or form: a mechanic's work- table: a judge's seat: the body or assembly of judges.
  22. To place on or furnish with benches.
  23. A long seat; a judge's seat; body of judges.
  24. A long wooden seat.
  25. A stout table, as for carpenters work.
  26. The judges seat in court; the judge or the judges.
  27. A long seat or form; a carpenter's or mechanic's work- table; a ledge left on the edge of a cutting in an earthwork to strengthen it; the seat where judges sit in court, or the seat of justice; the persons who sit as judges, or the court.
  28. To furnish with benches; to sit on a bench.
  29. To sit on a seat of justice. The bench of bishops, the bishops of the English Church, who rank as peers of the realm. King's or Queen's Bench, a court at first really, latterly nominally, presided over by the sovereign.
  30. A long seat of wood or stone; a strong table; the seat of the judges; the judges or magistrates on it.
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Quotes of bench

  1. My goal was to develop into an independent research scientist studying clinical problems at the laboratory bench but I felt that postgraduate residency training in internal medicine was necessary. – Peter Agre
  2. It's so worth -while being a judge, because, if I make good, I can help prove that a woman's place is as much on the bench in City Council, or in Congress, as in the home. – Florence E. Allen
  3. I don't want to embarrass any other catcher by comparing him to Johnny Bench – Sparky Anderson
  4. When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant, it is terribly important that you look up at the bench and feel that that person represents you and will understand you, that that person is reflective of our community and of our society. – Michael Bloomberg
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company. We don't isolate the family. We don't make rides that say, 'Hey mom, dad, you go sit on the bench – Michael Eisner
  8. And opposite the bench the dock, divided by a partition, with the women to the left and the men to the right, as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society. – Henry Lawson
  9. It was the baseball fantasy of a lifetime- to be able to sit on the bench with all those professional athletes. I got to take my son along because I wasn't sure I would be able to play with them. – Matthew Modine
  10. In my view, I did not get to the federal bench because I was a woman. – Constance Baker Motley
  11. I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree, past the trunk and up into the branches. It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree. – Georgia O'Keeffe
  12. If the guys on the bench were as good as the guys you have out there, they'd be out there in first place. – Frank Robinson
  13. Ideological warriors whether from the Left or the Right are bad news for the bench They tend to make law, not interpret law. And that's not what any of us should want from our judges. – Charles Schumer
  14. Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment, catching your breath. – Lewis Thomas
  15. I've been in the league 12 years. To sit on the bench and complain about the way things were, that doesn't get anything done. I don't know. I'm playing for a championship and trying to make the playoffs. My effort has never changed. – Chris Webber

Usage examples for bench

  1. Brother, I think if we had not been here he would have come and sat on this bench – Plays of Near & Far by Lord Dunsany
  2. Sitting on my bench – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  3. He sat on the bench where he could keep a careful eye on the course. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  4. Why was not this worthy fellow on the jury, or better still, on the bench – Prisoner for Blasphemy by G. W. [George William] Foote
  5. I went with her to the bench she had pointed out, and we sat down. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  6. Something between a sigh and a cry escaped him, and he sank upon a covered bench that ran along the wall. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  7. " The pump bench is wet. – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  8. When the court was opened Inspector Chippenfield took a seat in the body of the court behind the barrister's bench – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  9. Law steps slow and careful, and this whole thing has got to wait till it gets way up to the full bench – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  10. Chellalu is lying full- length on the bench with a look of supreme content on her face, and her two feet against the wall. – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael
  11. Miss Bower sat down and made room for him on the bench – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  12. Some one was seated at the other end of the bench but we did not take particular notice of her. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. Lemm rose from the bench – A Nobleman's Nest by Ivan Turgenieff
  14. What that was I did not know, except that he was a judge on the bench of some kind. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  15. Peter Schmidt led his friend to a bench which fortunately happened to be close by. – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  16. Mrs. Riley seemed to think that she ought to express the feeling the Bench would have had, had it been present. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. And he sat down upon a bench – Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales by Anonymous
  18. There's a bench in it. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  19. I passed with her into the garden, and we sat down on a dear old bench which rested against the west wall of the house. – The Author Of Beltraffio by Henry James
  20. In 1827 appointed a puisne judge of the King's Bench in Upper Canada. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various

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