bench

[ bench ]
/ bɛntʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

Idioms

    on the bench,
    1. serving as a judge in a court of law; presiding.
    2. Sports. (of a player) not participating in play, either for part or all of a game.

Origin of bench

before 1000; Middle English, Old English benc; cognate with Old Frisian benk, Old Saxon, Dutch, Old High German bank, Old Norse bekkr < Germanic *bank-i-; see bank1

Related forms

bench·less, adjectiveun·bench, verb (used with object)

Definition for bench (2 of 2)

Bench

[ bench ]
/ bɛntʃ /

noun

Johnny,born 1947, U.S. baseball player.
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British Dictionary definitions for bench

bench

/ (bɛntʃ) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for bench

Old English benc; related to Old Norse bekkr, Old High German bank, Danish, Swedish bänk; see bank ³
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Idioms and Phrases with bench

bench


see on the bench; warm the bench.

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