bench

USAGE NOTE
This word may begin with a capital letter in the sense shown in 2).
bench(
behnch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (furniture)
a. el banco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
There is an elderly couple holding hands on the bench in the park.Hay una pareja de ancianos cogidos de la mano en el banco del parque.
b. la banca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The friends sat on the bench to watch the game.Los amigos se sentaron en la banca a mirar el partido.
c. el banquillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(sports)
The coach sent the player to the bench.El entrenador mandó al jugador al banquillo.
2. (legal)
a. el tribunal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The defendant appealed to the bench for mercy.El acusado apeló al tribunal en busca de misericordia.
b. el juez
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la juez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Carlos has been on the bench in the civil courts for 15 years.Carlos es juez en los tribunales de lo civil desde hace 15 años.
c. la magistratura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The appeals of the accused were first listed before a three-judge Bench.Las apelaciones de los acusados fueron primero presentadas ante una magistratura de tres jueces.
3. (work table)
a. la mesa de trabajo
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Henry built a simple engine on the bench in his garage.Henry construyó un motor simple en la mesa de trabajo de su cochera.
b. el banco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Rebecca built a bird feeder on the bench in the yard.Rebecca construyó un comedero para pájaros en el banco del jardín.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (sports)
a. mandar al banquillo
I hope Suárez isn't benched again.Espero que no manden a Suárez al banquillo otra vez.
b. mandar al banco
If he keeps being benched, he risks being dropped from the team.Si lo siguen mandando al banco, corre el riesgo de perder su posición en el equipo.
c. mandar a la banca
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The coach benched Johnny for lying.El entrenador mandó a Johnny a la banca por mentir.
benches
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (politics) (United Kingdom)
a. los escaños
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The chancellor drew cheers from the Tory benches.El canciller recibió ovaciones de los escaños de los conservadores.
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bench
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (seat, work table)
a. el banco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (parliament)
a. el escaños
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (law) (United Kingdom)
a.
the Benchla magistratura
to be on the benchestar en el banquillo
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bench [bentʃ]
noun
1 (seat, workbench) banco (m); (Dep) banquillo (m); (court) tribunal (m)
the Bench (Jur) la magistratura; to be on the bench (Jur) ser juez; ser magistrado; (Dep) estar en el banquillo
Ince has now been on the bench for the last three matches
2 benches (Britain) (Parl)
on the Tory/Labour benches en los escaños conservadores/laboristas
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