Definitions for bouncebaʊns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bouncebaʊns(v.; n.; adv.)bounced, bounc•ing

  1. (v.i.)to strike a surface and rebound; spring back:

    The ball bounced once before she caught it.

  2. to move or walk in a lively, exuberant, or energetic manner.

  3. to move along repeatedly striking a surface and rebounding.

  4. (of a check) to be refused payment by a bank, due to insufficient funds in the account.

    Category: Business

  5. (v.t.)to cause to bound and rebound.

  6. to refuse payment on (a check) because of insufficient funds.

    Category: Business

  7. Slang. to eject, expel, or dismiss summarily or forcibly.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. bounce back, to recover quickly.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  9. (n.)a bound or rebound.

  10. a sudden spring or leap.

  11. ability to rebound; resilience.

  12. vitality; energy; liveliness.

  13. the bounce,Slang. a dismissal.

    Category: Status (usage)

  14. (adv.)with a bounce; suddenly.

Origin of bounce:

1175–1225; ME buncin, bounsen

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bounce, bounciness(noun)

    the quality of a substance that is able to rebound

  2. leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce(noun)

    a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

  3. bounce, bouncing(verb)

    rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)

  4. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet(verb)

    spring back; spring away from an impact

    "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

  5. bounce(verb)

    hit something so that it bounces

    "bounce a ball"

  6. bounce, jounce(verb)

    move up and down repeatedly

  7. bounce(verb)

    come back after being refused

    "the check bounced"

  8. bounce(verb)

    leap suddenly

    "He bounced to his feet"

  9. bounce(verb)

    refuse to accept and send back

    "bounce a check"

  10. bounce(verb)

    eject from the premises

    "The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bounce(verb)ʊns

    ***to spring or make spring off a surface

    the ball bounced off the wall; ***She was bouncing the ball with one hand.

  2. bounceʊns

    ***to move or make move up and down

    ***a boy bouncing on the bed

  3. bounceʊns

    ***to not be paid by a bank because there is no money in your account

    My check bounced.

  4. bounceʊns

    to be returned to you

    The email I sent bounced.

  5. bounce(noun)ʊns

    the action of springing off a surface

    three bounces

Wiktionary

  1. bounce(Noun)

    A change of direction of motion after hitting the ground or an obstacle.

  2. bounce(Noun)

    A movement up and then down (or vice versa), once or repeatedly.

  3. bounce(Noun)

    An email return with any error.

  4. bounce(Noun)

    The sack, licensing

  5. bounce(Noun)

    A bang, boom

  6. bounce(Noun)

    A genre of New Orleans music.

  7. bounce(Noun)

    Drugs.

  8. bounce(Noun)

    Swagger.

  9. bounce(Noun)

    A 'good' beat.

  10. bounce(Verb)

    To change the direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.

    The tennis ball bounced off the wall before coming to rest in the ditch.

  11. bounce(Verb)

    To move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.

    He bounces nervously on his chair.

  12. bounce(Verb)

    To cause to move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.

    He bounced the kid on his knee.

  13. bounce(Verb)

    To be refused by a bank because it is drawn on insufficient funds.

    We canu2019t accept further checks from you, as your last one bounced.

  14. bounce(Verb)

    To fail to cover (a draft presented against one's account).

    He tends to bounce a check or two toward the end of each month, before his payday.

  15. bounce(Verb)

    To leave.

    Letu2019s wrap this up, I gotta bounce.

  16. bounce(Verb)

    (sometimes employing the preposition with) To have sexual intercourse.

  17. bounce(Verb)

    To attack unexpectedly.

    The squadron was bounced north of the town.

  18. bounce(Verb)

    To turn power off and back on; to reset

    See if it helps to bounce the router.

  19. bounce(Noun)

    A talent for leaping.

    Them pro-ballers got bounce!

  20. bounce(Verb)

    To return undelivered.

  21. bounce(Verb)

    To land hard and lift off again due to excess momentum.

    The student pilot bounced several times during his landing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bounce(verb)

    to strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; a knock loudly

  2. Bounce(verb)

    to leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound; as, she bounced into the room

  3. Bounce(verb)

    to boast; to talk big; to bluster

  4. Bounce(verb)

    to drive against anything suddenly and violently; to bump; to thump

  5. Bounce(verb)

    to cause to bound or rebound; sometimes, to toss

  6. Bounce(verb)

    to eject violently, as from a room; to discharge unceremoniously, as from employment

  7. Bounce(verb)

    to bully; to scold

  8. Bounce(noun)

    a sudden leap or bound; a rebound

  9. Bounce(noun)

    a heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump

  10. Bounce(noun)

    an explosion, or the noise of one

  11. Bounce(noun)

    bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer

  12. Bounce(noun)

    a dogfish of Europe (Scyllium catulus)

  13. Bounce(adverb)

    with a sudden leap; suddenly

Freebase

  1. Bounce

    "Bounce" was Tarkan's debut English language single. It was released in Turkey, his home nation, on 25 October 2005, before being released in Germany on 24 March 2006.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. bounce

    1. [common; perhaps by analogy to a bouncing check] An electronic mail message that is undeliverable and returns an error notification to the sender is said to bounce. See also bounce message. 2. To engage in sexual intercourse; prob.: from the expression ‘bouncing the mattress’, but influenced by Roo's psychosexually loaded “Try bouncing me, Tigger!” from the Winnie-the-Pooh books. Compare boink. 3. To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem (possibly editing a configuration file in the process, if it is one that is only re-read at boot time). Reported primarily among VMS and Unix users. 4. [VM/CMS programmers] Automatic warm-start of a machine after an error. “I logged on this morning and found it had bounced 7 times during the night” 6. [IBM] To power cycle a peripheral in order to reset it.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bounce' in Verbs Frequency: #958


Translations for bounce

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bounce(noun)

(of a ball etc) an act of springing back

With one bounce the ball went over the net.

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