Translation of "bench" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun 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
a work bench (= a table for working at) 工作台

a long table for working on, for example when you are making something:

Most of the work constructing these objects is done at a bench.
→ See also workbench

a long table that you lie on to do exercises (= physical activity), for example in a gym

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。
verb [ T ] uk /bentʃ/ us /bentʃ/

US to not allow someone to take part in a sports game or playground activity, as a punishment or because they are injured:

The coach benched his star pitcher for skipping practice.

to BROKEN! :

He looks like he could bench 400 pounds.

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