Translation of "bench" - English-Traditional 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) 公園中的長凳
a work bench (= a table for working at) 工作枱

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。
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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)