(noun, verb)


1. a long seat for more than one person

Definition categories: man–made, seat

2. a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)

Similar word(s): terrace

Definition categories: object, plateau, tableland

3. persons who administer justice

Similar word(s): judiciary

Definition categories: group, administration, brass, establishment, governance, organisation, organization

4. a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic

Similar word(s): workbench

Definition categories: man–made, worktable

5. the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively

Definition categories: group, assembly

6. the reserve players on a team

- our team has a strong bench

Definition categories: group, subgroup

7. (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom

Definition categories: man–made, seat

Sentences with bench as a noun:

- They sat on a park bench and tossed bread crumbs to the ducks and pigeons.

- They are awaiting a decision on the motion from the bench.

- She sat on the bench for 30 years before she retired.

- He spent the first three games on the bench, watching.

- Injuries have shortened the bench.

- She placed the workpiece on the bench, inspected it closely, and opened the cover.

- After removing the bench, we can use the mark left on the wall as a reference point.

- He became frustrated when his bench increased by only 10 pounds despite a month of training.


1. take out of a game; of players

Definition categories: social, remove

2. exhibit on a bench

- bench the poodles at the dog show

Definition categories: perception, display, exhibit, expose

Sentences with bench as a verb:

- They benched him for the rest of the game because they thought he was injured.

- I heard he can bench 150 pounds.