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on the bench

on the bench
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [on, awn stressed th ee bench]
    • /ɒn, ɔn stressed ði bɛntʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [on, awn stressed th ee bench]
    • /ɒn, ɔn stressed ði bɛntʃ/

Definitions of on the bench words

  • noun on the bench a long seat for several persons: a bench in the park. 1
  • noun on the bench a seat occupied by an official, especially a judge. 1
  • noun on the bench such a seat as a symbol of the office and dignity of an individual judge or the judiciary. 1
  • noun on the bench the office or dignity of various other officials, or the officials themselves. 1
  • noun on the bench Sports. the seat on which the players of a team sit during a game while not playing. thequality and number of the players of a team who are usually used as substitutes: A weak bench hurt their chances for the championship. 1
  • noun on the bench Informal. bench press. 1

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Origin of on the bench

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English, Old English benc; cognate with Old Frisian benk, Old Saxon, Dutch, Old High German bank, Old Norse bekkr < Germanic *bank-i-; see bank1

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Parts of speech for On the bench

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

on the bench popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

on the bench usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for on the bench

adj on the bench

  • at liberty — free, unoccupied, or unrestricted
  • leisured — having leisure: the leisured classes.

adjective on the bench

  • workless — Having no work: unemployed.

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