To place on a bench or seat of honor.
To furnish with benches.
To sit on a seat of justice.
The seat where judges sit in court.
The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench.
A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench.
A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.
A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river.
A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; -- so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
\bench\ (&?;), v. t. [imp. & p. p. benched (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n. benching.]
1. to furnish with benches. 't was benched with turf. stately theaters benched crescentwise.
2. to place on a bench or seat of honor. whom i have benched and reared to worship.
\bench\ (&?;), n.; pl. benches (&?;). [oe. bench, benk, as. benc; akin to sw. b?nk, dan b?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. w. scott.
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.
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.
mark (leveling), one of a number of marks along a line of survey, affixed to permanent objects, to show where leveling staffs were placed.
of bishops, the whole body of english prelates assembled in council.
plane, any plane used by carpenters and joiners for working a flat surface, as jack planes, long planes.
show, an exhibition of dogs.
table (arch.), a projecting course at the base of a building, or round a pillar, sufficient to form a seat.
\bench\, v. i. to sit on a seat of justice. [r.]
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 [syn: bench]
v 1: take out of a game; of players 2: exhibit on a bench; of animals such as dogs at shows
deck of a tyrian ship, described by ezekiel (27:6) as overlaid with box-wood.
warm the bench
ride the bench
bench of bishops
incline bench press
marshal of the queen`s bench