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Definition of bench:

  1. A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; - so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms.
  2. A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river.
  3. A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.
  4. A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench.
  5. The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench.
  6. The seat where judges sit in court.
  7. To furnish with benches.
  8. To place on a bench or seat of honor.
  9. To sit on a seat of justice.

Synonyms:

judicial system, ledge, work bench, shelf, trestle, judicatory, patio, settee, stall, stand, form, workbench, settle, judiciary, terrace, bank.

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