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Definition 1: a long seat for more than one person - [noun denoting artifact]

(bench is a kind of ...) furniture that is designed for sitting on

"there were not enough seats for all the guests"

(... is a kind of bench ) an upholstered bench

(... is a kind of bench ) a bench on which a weightlifter lies to do exercises

(... is a kind of bench ) a bench in a public park

(... is a kind of bench ) (ice hockey) an enclosed bench to the side of an ice-hockey rink for players who are serving time penalties

(... is a kind of bench ) long bench with backs; used in church by the congregation

(... is a kind of bench ) low bench for kneeling on

(... is a kind of bench ) a long wooden bench with a back

(... is a kind of bench ) a bench or similar seat built into a window recess

Definition 2: a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bench in the sense of this definition

(bench is a kind of ...) a table designed for a particular task

(... is a kind of bench ) a workbench in a laboratory

Definition 3: (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom - [noun denoting artifact]

(bench is a kind of ...) furniture that is designed for sitting on

"there were not enough seats for all the guests"

(... is part of bench) a room in which a lawcourt sits

"television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"

(bench belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 4: persons who administer justice - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for bench in the sense of this definition

(bench is a kind of ...) the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

"he claims that the present administration is corrupt" "the governance of an association is responsible to its members" "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"

(... is a member of bench) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

"the government reduced taxes" "the matter was referred to higher authorities"

Definition 5: the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively - [noun denoting group]

(bench is a kind of ...) a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose

(... is part of bench) an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

Definition 6: the reserve players on a team - [noun denoting group]

Samples where bench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our team has a strong bench

(bench is a kind of ...) a distinct and often subordinate group within a group

(... is part of bench) a cooperative unit (especially in sports)

(bench is a member of ...) an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced

Definition 7: a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below) - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for bench in the sense of this definition

(bench is a kind of ...) a relatively flat highland

Definition 8: exhibit on a bench - [verb of perception]

Samples where bench or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bench the poodles at the dog show

(bench is a kind of ...) to show, make visible or apparent

"The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month" "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?" "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"

(bench is a kind of ...) remove from a position or an office

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