bench vs workbench what difference

what is difference between bench and workbench

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /bɛntʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛntʃ

Etymology 1

From Middle English bench, benk, bynk, from Old English benċ (bench), from Proto-West Germanic *banki, from Proto-Germanic *bankiz (bench), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeg-.

Cognate with Scots benk, bink (bench), West Frisian bank (bench), Dutch bank (bench), German Bank (bench), Danish bænk (bench), Swedish bänk (bench), Icelandic bekkur (bench). Doublet of bank.

Alternative forms

  • benk, bink (both dialectal)

Noun

bench (plural benches)

  1. A long seat with or without a back, found for example in parks and schools.
  2. (law) The people who decide on the verdict; the judiciary.
  3. (law, figuratively) The place where the judges sit.
  4. The dignity of holding an official seat.
  5. (sports) The place where players (substitutes) and coaches sit when not playing.
  6. (sports, figuratively) The number of players on a team able to participate, expressed in terms of length.
  7. A place where assembly or hand work is performed; a workbench.
  8. A horizontal padded surface, usually adjustable in height and inclination and often with attached weight rack, used for proper posture during exercise.
    • 2008, Lou Schuler, “Foreward”, in Nate Green, Built for Show, page xii
      I had no bench or power rack, so by necessity every exercise I did started with the weights on the floor.
  9. (surveying) A bracket used to mount land surveying equipment onto a stone or a wall.
  10. A flat ledge in the slope of an earthwork, work of masonry, or similar.
    • That number carried his glance to the top of this first bulging bench of cliff-base.
  11. (geology) A thin strip of relatively flat land bounded by steeper slopes above and below.
  12. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) A kitchen surface on which to prepare food, a counter.
  13. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) A bathroom surface which holds the washbasin, a vanity.
  14. A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public, traditionally on benches or raised platforms.
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Hindi: बेंच (beñc)
  • Japanese: ベンチ (benchi)
  • Korean: 벤치 (benchi)
  • Swahili: benchi
  • Urdu: بنچ(benc)
Translations

Verb

bench (third-person singular simple present benches, present participle benching, simple past and past participle benched)

  1. (transitive, sports) To remove a player from play.
    Synonym: sideline
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To remove someone from a position of responsibility temporarily.
  3. (slang) To push a person backward against a conspirator behind them who is on their hands and knees, causing them to fall over.
  4. (transitive) To furnish with benches.
    • ‘Twas benched with turf.
    • stately theatres benched crescent-wise
  5. (transitive) To place on a bench or seat of honour.
Translations

Etymology 2

From bench press by shortening.

Verb

bench (third-person singular simple present benches, present participle benching, simple past and past participle benched)

  1. (transitive and intransitive, colloquial) To lift by bench pressing
    I heard he can bench 150 pounds.
    • 1988, Frederick C. Hatfield, “Powersource: Ties that bind”, Ironman 47 (6): 21.
      For the first several years of my exclusive career in powerlifting, I couldn’t bench too well.
Translations

Noun

bench (plural benches)

  1. (weightlifting) The weight one is able to bench press, especially the maximum weight capable of being pressed.
Translations

Etymology 3

See bentsh.

Verb

bench (third-person singular simple present benches, present participle benching, simple past and past participle benched)

  1. Alternative spelling of bentsh

References



English

Etymology

work +‎ bench

Noun

workbench (plural workbenches)

  1. A sturdy bench or table at which manual work is done by a carpenter, machinist, etc.

Translations

Anagrams

  • benchwork

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