Translation of "bench" - English-Traditional 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) 公園中的長凳
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. 他受了傷,只能在該賽季最後數星期的比賽中在場外觀戰。

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. 史密斯先生,請你對法官說話溫和一點。
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. 工黨的議員席上有人發出嘲笑聲。

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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)