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bench

[ bench ]
/ bɛntʃ /
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noun

verb (used with object)

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RELATED WORDS

chair, seat, shelf, counter, board, desk, tribunal, court, courtroom, settle, form, settee, pew, stall, bank, trestle, easel, ledge, workbench, judiciary

Nearby words

benbow, john, benbrook, bence-jones protein, bence-jones proteinuria, bence-jones reaction, bench, bench check, bench dog, bench hook, bench jockey, bench press

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 formsbench·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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with bench

bench


see on the bench; warm the bench.

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