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Definition of "benches" []

  • A long seat for more than one person, usually lacking a back or arms (noun)
  • A plain stout worktable (noun)
  • The seat on which reserve players and officials sit during a game (noun)
  • A flat narrow platform of land, esp one marking a former shoreline (noun)
  • A ledge in a mine or quarry from which work is carried out (noun)
  • (in a gymnasium) a low table, which may be inclined, used for various exercises (noun)
  • A platform on which dogs or other domestic animals are exhibited at shows (noun)
  • A hollow on a hillside formed by sheep (noun)
  • To provide with benches (verb)
  • To exhibit (a dog, etc) at a show (verb)
  • To form (a track) up a hill by excavating a flattened area (verb)
  • To take or keep (a player) out of a game, often for disciplinary reasons (verb)
  • Plural form of bench. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bench. (verb)

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Use "benches" in a sentence
  • "Is it smart to work from outside, and try to lobby the city council to understand sitting on park benches is not bad, or that sex work is actual work, or that sex and porn is different than (and does not lead to) sexual trafficking?"
  • "Though the Lords temporal – royal peers, dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts and barons – were allotted certain benches according to their rank, they only sat thus during the opening of Parliament."
  • "Sure, every available space underneath the benches is full of two-liter bottles of rainwater, but they do wonders to keep everything from freezing, and I've never had to put in a heater."