bench

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

Bench or The Bench can refer to: ==Furniture== ==Arts== ==Business== ==Brands== ==Geology== ==Law and politics== ==Language== ==People== ==Sports== ...
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BENCH

the judge(s) presiding over a session of a court; magistrates at Quarter Sessions were also known as the 'county bench'
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Bench

(1) A level or gently sloping erosion plane inclined seaward. (2) A nearly horizontal area at about the level of maximum HIGH WATER on the sea side of a DIKE.
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bench

(from the article `mining`) Deposits mined by open-pit techniques are generally divided into horizontal layers called benches. The thickness (that is, the height) of the benches ...
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Bench

(n) Bench is the collection or sitting of more than one judge in a court to hear a judicial case collectively when the importance or statutory requirements of that particular case demands such case need to be heard by a group of judges to reach a majority based ruling.
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bench

[n] - the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively 2. [n] - the reserve players on a team 3. [n] - a long seat for more than one person 4. [v] - take out of a game 5. [v] - exhibit on a bench
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Bench

• (n.) A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter`s bench. • (n.) The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King`s Bench. • (v. i.) To sit on a seat of justice. • (n.) A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; -- so named because the animals are usually pla...
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bench

noun a long seat for more than one person
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Bench

[furniture] A bench is a piece of furniture, on which several people may sit at the same time. Benches are typically made of wood, but may also be made of metal, stone, or synthetic materials. Many benches have arm and back rests; some have no back rest and can be sat on from either side. In American public areas, benches are often donated ...
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Bench

[geology] In geomorphology, geography and geology, a bench or benchland is a long, relatively narrow strip of relatively level or gently inclined land that is bounded by distinctly steeper slopes above and below it. Benches can be of different origins and created by very different geomorphic processes. First, the differential erosion of roc...
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Bench

[law] Bench in legal contexts means simply the location in a courtroom where a judge sits. The historical roots of that meaning come from the fact that judges formerly sat on long seats or benches (freestanding or against a wall) when presiding over a court. In modern courtrooms, the bench is usually an elevated desk area that allows a judg...
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Bench

[metonymy] Bench can be used as a figure of speech for a group of people associated with sitting on particular benches. The words chair, seat and desk can be used in similar ways. ==Sources and references== ...
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Bench

[weight training] A weight training bench is a piece of equipment that has a resemblance to a normal (e.g. park) bench, but is designed for use in weight training. Weight training benches may be of various designs: fixed horizontal, fixed inclined, fixed in a folded position, with one adjustable portion, with two or more adjustable portions...
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Bench

[woreda] Bench was one of the 77 woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples` Region of Ethiopia. It was named for the Bench people, whose homeland lies in the northern part of the woreda. Part of the Bench Maji Zone, Bench was bordered on the south and east by Meinit, on the west by Sheko, and on the north by the Keficho She...
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Bench

Bench intransitive verb To sit on a seat of justice. [ R.] Shak.
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Bench

Bench noun ; plural Benches [ Middle English bench , benk , Anglo-Saxon benc ; akin to Swedish bänk , Dan bænk , Icelandic bekkr , Old Saxon , D., & German bank . Confer Bank , Beach .] 1. A long seat, differi...
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Bench

Bench transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Benched ; present participle & verbal noun Benching .] 1. To furnish with benches. « 'T was benched with turf. Dryden. » « Stately theaters
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Bench

Horizontal steps/increments mined as an open pit progresses deeper.
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bench

long seat that may be freestanding, fixed to the wall, or placed against the wall. Paneled benches were used by the Romans, and they were the most ...
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Bench

One of to or more divisions of a coal seam separated by slate or formed by the process of cutting the coal.
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Bench

One of to or more divisions of a coal seam separated by slate or formed by the process of cutting the coal.
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bench

Origin: OE. Bench, benk, AS. Benc; akin to Sw. Bank, Dan baenk, 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.' (Sir W. Scott) ... 2. A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench. ... 3. The seat where judge...
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bench

Seat occupied by the judge. More broadly, the court itself.
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Bench

Steps formed in quarry by removal of stone following bed joints. Or, a long seat of cubic stone.
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