Translation of "bench" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun uk us /bentʃ/

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

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
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 , or the place where they sit, in a court of law

Kindly 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 or magistrate


If a judge takes the bench, they begin a formal meeting of a law court.

the benches

in the British 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。

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