Definitions for reboundrɪˈbaʊnd, ˈriˈbaʊnd; ˈriˌbaʊnd, rɪˈbaʊnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•boundrɪˈbaʊnd, ˈriˈbaʊnd; ˈriˌbaʊnd, rɪˈbaʊnd(v.; n.; v.i.)

  1. to bound or spring back from force of impact.

  2. to recover, as from ill health or discouragement.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. Basketball. to gain hold of rebounds.

    Category: Sport

  4. (v.t.)to cause to bound back; cast back.

  5. Basketball. to gain hold of (a rebound).

    Category: Sport

  6. (n.)the act of rebounding; recoil.

  7. Basketball. an instance of seizing the ball off the backboard or rim.

    Category: Sport

Idioms for rebound:

  1. on the rebound, (of a bounced ball) while still in the air. in an attempt to replace a recently lost relationship, esp. a romance:

    to marry on the rebound.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of rebound:

1300–50; ME (v.) < MF rebondir= OF re-re - +bondir to bound2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlash(noun)

    a movement back from an impact

  2. rebound(noun)

    a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration

    "he is still on the rebound from his wife's death"

  3. rebound(verb)

    the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot

  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. rally, rebound(verb)

    return to a former condition

    "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rebound(verb)

    to spring back; to start back; to be sent back or reverberated by elastic force on collision with another body; as, a rebounding echo

  2. Rebound(verb)

    to give back an echo

  3. Rebound(verb)

    to bound again or repeatedly, as a horse

  4. Rebound(verb)

    to send back; to reverberate

  5. Rebound(noun)

    the act of rebounding; resilience


  1. Rebound

    Rebound is a 2005 comedy film directed by Steve Carr and starring Martin Lawrence as a banished college basketball coach who returns to his old middle school team to coach. This was also Tara Correa's final film role. She was murdered in a gang shooting on October 25, 2005. The film was a critical and box office failure.

Translations for rebound

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to bounce back

The ball rebounded off the wall.

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