a triangular, pronged plate driven into the ground to provide a temporary bench mark or turning point.
a standard of excellence, achievement, etc., against which similar things must be measured or judged: The new hotel is a benchmark in opulence and comfort. any standard or reference by which others can be measured or judged: The current price for crude oil may become the benchmark. Computers. an established point of reference against which […]
adjective (NZ) (of a hillside) hollowed out in benches Historical Examples Frank Merriwell’s Backers Burt L. Standish Frank Merriwell’s Backers Burt L. Standish
to force (an object, especially a long or thin one) from a straight form into a curved or angular one, or from a curved or angular form into some different form: to bend an iron rod into a hoop. to direct or turn in a particular direction: to bend one’s energies to the task. to […]
the bend or joint of the human arm between upper arm and forearm. the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped. something bent like an elbow, as a sharp turn in a road or river, or a piece of pipe bent at an angle. Architecture, crossette. Also called ell, el. a plumbing pipe or […]