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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bench  \Bench\,  v.  i. 
  To  sit  on  a  seat  of  justice.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bench  \Bench\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Benched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Benching}.] 
  1.  To  furnish  with  benches. 
 
  'T  was  benched  with  turf.  --Dryden. 
 
  Stately  theaters  benched  crescentwise.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  place  on  a  bench  or  seat  of  honor. 
 
  Whom  I  .  .  .  have  benched  and  reared  to  worship. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bench  \Bench\,  n.;  pl  {Benches}.  [OE.  bench,  benk,  AS  benc; 
  akin  to  Sw  b["a]nk,  Dan  b[ae]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.  --Sir  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.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  {Bench  mark}  (Leveling),  one  of  a  number  of  marks  along  a 
  line  of  survey,  affixed  to  permanent  objects,  to  show 
  where  leveling  staffs  were  placed. 
 
  {Bench  of  bishops},  the  whole  body  of  English  prelates 
  assembled  in  council. 
 
  {Bench  plane},  any  plane  used  by  carpenters  and  joiners  for 
  working  a  flat  surface,  as  jack  planes,  long  planes. 
 
  {Bench  show},  an  exhibition  of  dogs. 
 
  {Bench  table}  (Arch.),  a  projecting  course  at  the  base  of  a 
  building,  or  round  a  pillar,  sufficient  to  form  a  seat. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bench 
  n  1:  a  long  seat  for  more  than  one  person 
  2:  the  seat  on  which  reserve  players  sit  during  a  game 
  3:  a  shelf  of  rock  with  steep  slopes  above  and  below  [syn:  {terrace}] 
  4:  persons  who  administer  justice  [syn:  {judiciary}] 
  5:  a  strong  work  table  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 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bench 
  deck  of  a  Tyrian  ship,  described  by  Ezekiel  (27:6)  as  overlaid 
  with  box-wood. 
 




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