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Bench vs. Platform

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Benchnoun

A long seat with or without a back, found for example in parks and schools.

‘They sat on a park bench and tossed bread crumbs to the ducks and pigeons.’;

Platformnoun

A raised stage from which speeches are made and on which musical and other performances are made.

Benchnoun

(legal) The people who decide on the verdict; the judiciary.

‘They are awaiting a decision on the motion from the bench.’;

Platformnoun

A place or an opportunity to express one's opinion, a tribune.

‘This new talk show will give a platform to everyday men and women.’;

Benchnoun

The place where the judges sit.

‘She sat on the bench for 30 years before she retired.’;

Platformnoun

A kind of high shoe with an extra layer between the inner and outer soles.

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Benchnoun

The dignity of holding an official seat.

‘the bench of bishops; the civic bench’;

Platformnoun

(figurative) Something that allows an enterprise to advance; a foundation or stage.

Benchnoun

(sports) The place where players (substitutes) and coaches sit when not playing.

‘He spent the first three games on the bench, watching.’;

Platformnoun

(automobiles) A set of components shared by several vehicle models.

Benchnoun

The number of players on a team able to participate, expressed in terms of length.

‘Injuries have shortened the bench.’;

Platformnoun

(computing) A particular type of operating system or environment such as a database or other specific software, and/or a particular type of computer or microprocessor, used to describe a particular environment for running other software, or for defining a specific software or hardware environment for discussion purposes.

‘That program runs on the X Window System platform.’;

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Benchnoun

A place where assembly or hand work is performed; a workbench.

‘She placed the workpiece on the bench, inspected it closely, and opened the cover.’;

Platformnoun

(geology) A flat expanse of rock, often the result of wave erosion.

Benchnoun

(weightlifting) A horizontal padded surface, usually with a weight rack, used for support during exercise.

Platformnoun

(nautical) A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine.

Benchnoun

(surveying) A bracket used to mount land surveying equipment onto a stone or a wall.

‘After removing the bench, we can use the mark left on the wall as a reference point.’;

Platformnoun

(politics) A political stance on a broad set of issues, which are called planks.

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Benchnoun

A flat ledge in the slope of an earthwork, work of masonry, or similar.

Platformnoun

(travel) A raised structure from which passengers can enter or leave a train, metro etc.

Benchnoun

(geology) A thin strip of relatively flat land bounded by steeper slopes above and below.

Platformnoun

(obsolete) A plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern.

Benchnoun

A kitchen surface on which to prepare food, a counter.

Platformverb

(transitive) To furnish with or shape into a platform

Benchnoun

A bathroom surface which holds the washbasin, a vanity.

Platformverb

(transitive) To place on, or as if on, a platform.

Benchnoun

A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public, traditionally on benches or raised platforms.

Platformverb

To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.

Benchnoun

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

‘He became frustrated when his bench increased by only 10 pounds despite a month of training.’;

Platformverb

To include in a political platform

Benchverb

To remove a player from play.

‘They benched him for the rest of the game because they thought he was injured.’;

Platformnoun

A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively.

Benchverb

To remove someone from a position of responsibility temporarily.

Platformnoun

A place laid out after a model.

‘lf the platform just reflects the order.’;

Benchverb

(slang) To push a person backward against a conspirator behind them who is on their hands and knees, causing them to fall over.

Platformnoun

Any flat or horizontal surface; especially, one that is raised above some particular level, as a framework of timber or boards horizontally joined so as to form a roof, or a raised floor, or portion of a floor; a landing; a dais; a stage, for speakers, performers, or workmen; a standing place.

Benchverb

(transitive) To furnish with benches.

Platformnoun

A declaration of the principles upon which a person, a sect, or a party proposes to stand; a declared policy or system; as, the Saybrook platform; a political platform.

Benchverb

(transitive) To place on a bench or seat of honour.

Platformnoun

A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop.

Benchverb

To lift by bench pressing

‘I heard he can bench 150 pounds.’;

Platformverb

To place on a platform.

Benchverb

alternative spelling of bentsh

Platformverb

To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.

‘Church discipline is platformed in the Bible.’;

Benchnoun

A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.

‘Mossy benches supplied the place of chairs.’;

Platformnoun

a raised horizontal surface;

‘the speaker mounted the platform’;

Benchnoun

A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench.

Platformnoun

a document stating the aims and principles of a political party;

‘their candidate simply ignored the party platform’; ‘they won the election even though they offered no positive program’;

Benchnoun

The seat where judges sit in court.

‘To pluck down justice from your awful bench.’;

Platformnoun

the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system

Benchnoun

The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench. See King's Bench.

Platformnoun

any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons

Benchnoun

A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; - so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms.

Platformnoun

a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole

Benchnoun

A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river.

Platformnoun

a raised level surface on which people or things can stand

‘there are viewing platforms where visitors may gape at the chasm’;

Benchverb

To furnish with benches.

‘'T was benched with turf.’; ‘Stately theaters benched crescentwise.’;

Platformnoun

a raised floor or stage used by public speakers or performers so that they can be seen by their audience

‘he was a popular platform speaker’; ‘she was good enough to earn her living on the concert platform’;

Benchverb

To place on a bench or seat of honor.

‘Whom I . . . have benched and reared to worship.’;

Platformnoun

a raised structure along the side of a railway track where passengers get on and off trains at a station

‘he walked along Platform 2’;

Benchverb

To sit on a seat of justice.

Platformnoun

the floor area at the entrance to a bus.

Benchnoun

a long seat for more than one person

Platformnoun

a raised structure standing in the sea from which oil or gas wells can be drilled or regulated

‘offshore platforms’;

Benchnoun

the reserve players on a team;

‘our team has a strong bench’;

Platformnoun

a raised structure or orbiting satellite from which rockets or missiles may be launched

‘the launch platform’; ‘orbiting weapons platforms’;

Benchnoun

a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)

Platformnoun

a standard for the hardware of a computer system, which determines what kinds of software it can run.

Benchnoun

persons who administer justice

Platformnoun

the declared policy of a political party or group

‘seeking election on a platform of low taxes’;

Benchnoun

a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic

Platformnoun

an opportunity to voice one's views or initiate action

‘the forum will provide a platform for discussion of communication issues’;

Benchnoun

the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively

Platformnoun

a shoe with very thick soles

‘yellow platform shoes’; ‘a pair of chunky platforms’;

Benchverb

take out of a game; of players

Benchverb

exhibit on a bench;

‘bench the poodles at the dog show’;

Benchnoun

a long seat for several people, typically made of wood or stone

‘a park bench’;

Benchnoun

a long work table in a workshop or laboratory

‘a 19th-century wheelwright's bench’;

Benchnoun

a judge's seat in a law court.

Benchnoun

the office of judge or magistrate

‘his appointment to the civil bench’;

Benchnoun

a judge or magistrate presiding over a particular case.

Benchnoun

a long seat in Parliament for politicians of a specified party

‘the Conservative benches’;

Benchnoun

the politicians occupying a specified bench in Parliament

‘the pledge that was given by the Opposition benches yesterday’;

Benchnoun

a seat at the side of a sports field for coaches, substitutes, and players not taking part in a game

‘he must settle for a place on the substitute's bench’;

Benchnoun

a flat ledge in masonry or on sloping ground.

Benchverb

exhibit (a dog) at a show

‘Affenpinschers and Afghans were benched side by side’;

Benchverb

withdraw (a sports player) from play

‘the coach benched quarterback Cunningham in favour of McMahon’;

Benchverb

short for bench press (verb)

‘he benched almost 500 pounds’;

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