- presiding in a law court; serving as a judge
- not taking part in the game, as an auxiliary player
Other Word Forms of Bench
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Bench
Origin of Bench
From Middle English bench, benk, bynk, from Old English benċ, benc (“bench”), from Proto-Germanic *bankiz (“bench”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeg- (“to bend, curve, arch”). Cognate with Scots benk, bink (“bench”), West Frisian bank (“bench”), Dutch bank (“bench”), German Bank (“bench”), Danish bænk (“bench”), Swedish bänk (“bench”), Icelandic bekkur (“bench”). Related to bank.
Middle English from Old English benc
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From bench press by shortening.
Find Similar Words
Find similar words to bench using the buttons below.