Translation of "bench" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /bentʃ/ us /bentʃ/

B2 [ C ] a long, usually hard seat for two or more people, often found in public places

a park bench (= a seat in a public garden) 公园中的长凳
the bench

a seat or area of seats where players sit during a game when they are not playing

He was injured, and spent the last few weeks of the season on the bench. 他受伤了,该赛季最后几星期的比赛只能在场下观战。

the judge or magistrate in a law court, or the place where he or she sits

Please address your remarks to the bench, Mr Smith. 请你对法官说话温和一点,史密斯先生。
serve/sit/be on the bench

to work as a judge or magistrate

take the bench US

to become a judge


If a judge takes the bench, he or she begins a formal meeting of a law court.

the benches

in the UK parliament building, the seats used by the members

There was jeering from the Labour benches. 工党的议员席上有人发出嘲笑声。

More examples

  • A couple of old codgers were sitting on the park bench, grumbling about the children.
  • A decrepit old man sat on a park bench.
  • Holding her painful back, she sat down gingerly on the bench.
  • Chairs, stools, sofas and benches are different types of seat.
  • He was sitting alone by a window with a weird contraption on the bench in front of him.

(Translation of “bench” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)