English dictionary

bench meaning and definition

BENCH noun

Definition of bench (noun)

  1. a long seat for more than one person
  2. a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
  3. persons who administer justice
  4. a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic
  5. the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively
  6. the reserve players on a team
    • "our team has a strong bench"
  7. (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom

BENCH verb

Definition of bench (verb)

  1. take out of a game; of players
  2. exhibit on a bench
    • "bench the poodles at the dog show"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet