Definition of bench:
- To sit on a seat of justice. The bench of bishops, the bishops of the English Church, who rank as peers of the realm. King's or Queen's Bench, a court at first really, latterly nominally, presided over by the sovereign.
- To furnish with benches.
- To furnish with benches; to sit on a bench.
- A long seat or form; a carpenter's or mechanic's work- table; a ledge left on the edge of a cutting in an earthwork to strengthen it; the seat where judges sit in court, or the seat of justice; the persons who sit as judges, or the court.
- A long seat of wood or stone; a strong table; the seat of the judges; the judges or magistrates on it.